Kolkota:23/1/21:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited Kolkata and paid tribute to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Netaji Bhavan on the occasion of his 125th birth anniversary.
Earlier in the day, distributed land ‘patta’ or allotment certificates to over one lakh landless indigenous people in Assam’s Sivasagar district, under a special programme of the state government.
Modi said lakhs of adivasis, indigenous Assamese families were deprived of their land ownership rights even decaded after independence, adding that provision of land rights to indigenous people of Assam will guarantee their pride, freedom and protection.
The Prime Minister also paid tributes to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary. Bose was born on this day in 1897. The government has decided to observe January 23 as “Parakram Diwas” to commemorate his birth anniversary. “The entire country is celebrating the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, today. The country has decided to celebrate this day as ‘Prakram Diwas’. His life gives us inspiration even today,” he said.
Talking about the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination drive in the country, the Prime Minister reinstated the need to take precautions and also asked the people to get two complete doses of the vaccination when their turn arrives.
This was his first visit to the state in the run-up to the Assembly elections likely in April. Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to visit the state on Sunday.