Meghalaya CM unveils statue of Subhas Chandra Bose in Shillong
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Saturday unveiled the statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Jail Road in Shillong, to mark the great leader's 125th birth anniversary.
Jail Road is one of the locations where Netaji visited while in Shillong in 1938.
Earlier today, Sangma paid floral tribute to the freedom fighter at State Central Library, Shillong.
"Paid floral tribute to #NetajiSubhashChandraBose on his 125th Jayanti at State Central Library, Shillong. I bow down to the great freedom fighter whose courage remains an inspiration to all of us. Jai Hind!" Sangma tweeted.
The Centre had recently announced to organise a grand year-long programme to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, starting January 23 2021.
The High-Level Committee, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will decide on activities, approve policies and plans and supervise the commemoration programme.
The committee will have 85 members, including union ministers, members of Parliament from Bengal, a few chief ministers, historians, and other distinguished citizens.
Among the committee members, the Meghalaya Chief Minister has also been included to provide views and suggestions.
"It is a great honour for me and the citizens of the state. In order to do justice to this programme, I have also decided to put up a state-level committee in Meghalaya to look into the one-year celebration and I'll be announcing to the state very soon," Sangma said.
"I urge every citizen to take inspiration from Netaji and dedicate themselves to the service of our great nation," the Meghalaya CM said.