India took a formidable step to honor its forgotten hero Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose as part of which one of his statues was unveiled at India Gate on September 8 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Also, he inaugurated the Kartavya Path which is aimed at erasing the legacy of the colonial past.
To mark the occasion Central Bureau of Communication (CBC) of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has begun to offer a bouquet of entertainment cum infotainment programs with a mesmerizing blend of music, dance, street plays, skits, and exhibitions for a whole month.
“Songs on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose are the mainstay at these events to mark the unveiling of the grand statue of Netaji at India Gate. As a tribute to the brave national hero, each performance ends with the song “kadam kadam badhaye ja”, the marching song of Bose’s Indian National Amy,” said an official site.
The events, that take place on Step Plaza’s open-air stage can be attended free of cost by people of all ages after sunset every day and the celebration goes on till 8 PM.
On weekends, the ambiance is enhanced with a special cultural fair that reflects India’s rich cultural heritage mixed with a flavor of modern improvisations.
“An immaculate mix of information dissemination with entertainment, the event aims to convey citizen-centric messages on various developmental initiatives by the Government along with cultural performances. CBC is also organizing special programs to mark important events like the Raktadan Amrit Mahotsav (blood donation drive) which is to be observed on 17th September 2022,” added the site.
Lined up for the rest of the month are skits, street plays, dance dramas etc on Netaji’s life and ideals. Special performances are waiting to be unveiled as part of this year’s Gandhi Jayanti Celebrations.