Monday, January 25, 2010

Freedom Fighters Pay Tribute to Netaji

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s close aide and member of Indian National Army (INA) Capt. S. S. Yadav today remembered contribution of Netaji in freedom movement while paying floral tribute to Netaji on his 113th birth anniversary at Freedom Fighters Enclave in New Delhi.

Along with S.S. Yadav, Veteran freedom fighter Rati Ram, General Secretary of All India Freedom Fighters Organisation (AIFFO) Satyanand Yajee and several freedom fighters paid tribute to Netaji.

“Netaji not also inspired his generation but his values and ideas still inspire us and keep on inspiring future generation,” Capt. S.S.Yadav, who is also President of INA Association and General Secertary of All India Freedom Fighter Organization (AIFFO) said.

“I’m worried over lack of inclination of today’s younger generation on the values and principles of our freedom movement,” veteran freedom fighter Rati Ram said.

Freedom Fighters present on the occasion raised concern over the decline of moral standards of polity, the rising economic gap and trapping of younger generation by corporate media.

Meanwhile, they also expressed optimism about future and believed that today’s generation is well-quipped to take country forward.

All India Freedom Fighter Organization (AIFFO)’s general secretary Satyanand Yajee said that AIFFO is working hard to take the message of freedom movement among youths so that they can understand the vision of founding fathers of nation.

“We are using every possible platform, tools to spread the message of freedom movement among youth,” said Satyanand Yajee.

Netaji was born on Jan 23, 1897, in Cuttack the then capital of Orissa. His child life was highly influenced by Swami Vivekanand’s philosophy. He left a luxurious civil service career for freedom movement. At the beginning he followed the path of Mahatma Gandhi but later he deviated from Gandhi's path of non-violence and took the revolutionary route for freedom achievement as he took command of Indian National Army in 1943.

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