It is matter of great concern that, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s dream India is shattered by an ugly campaign of World-Class India by politicians in power and so-called intellectuals, former Odisha Finance Minister Panchanan Kanungo said in the 8th Netaji Subhash Utsav, organised by the Utkal Bikash Juba Parishad here on Sunday.
The programme, held just before a week of Netaji Jayanti, is branded as Jay Hind 2022. Parishad president and Netaji Birth Soil Yatra national convenor Debi Prasad Prusty presided.
Kanungo cautioned that the high-sounding campaign made by Prime Minister Modi would boomerang and lead to economic devastation.
Ten percent people are having eighty percent wealth and ninety percent people are having only twenty percent wealth in the country. Is it World Class India, he asked.
Netaji believed in scientific socialism. He was a champion of religious harmony, messiah of women empowerment, and crusader of economic planning for India, he told.
The interest of farmers and labourers was his first priority. In no situation national properties should be handed over to the corporates, he told.
Among others, Prahllad Sinha, Gouranga Nayak and Arun Jena spoke. Journalist Priya Ranjan Sahoo, TV news anchor Supriya Dash, traditional farmer Jubaraj Swain and columnist Tusarkanta were felicitated.
Jay Hind scholarship of Rs 20,000 each was given to economic poor meritorious students. A letter addressed to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding International Netaji Subhas Research Centre at Cuttack, renaming of Niti Aayog as National Planning Committee, inclusion of organised armed revolution in Class six to graduation level syllabus and inclusion of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab in Netaji Tourist circuit was signed by all participants.