Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday laid the foundation stone of the State Information Commission building to be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 36.49 crore in Sector 3, Panchkula and announced to name this building after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
He extended greetings to the people of the state on the 125th birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose.
It was informed that the construction of the six-story State Information Commission building is estimated to be completed in two years and administrative approval of Rs 36.49 crore has been given.
The total area of the plot is 3274.35 square meters and it will have two basements. The total covered area of the said building will be 8500.98 square meters and the basement will have an area of 3692.20 square meters.
The Chief Minister while interacting with the mediapersons said that the indomitable courage, spirit of patriotism and inspiration of Bose that was inculcated in youth for achieving the country's independence can never be forgotten.
“It is really unfortunate that the Congress party could never think beyond the dynasty of the Nehru family and due to this the contributions made by Netaji and other revolutionaries in the struggle for country's independence never got the required attention. However, today youth should take inspiration from the biography of revolutionaries like Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and come forward to make a pivotal contribution in the progress of the country and society”, he said.
Replying to a question, the Chief Minister said that the Congress should regret hiding the contribution made by leaders like Netaji in the country's independence and should express gratitude to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for unveiling the hologram statue of Netaji at India Gate on the occasion of his 125th birth anniversary so that future generations can take lessons from his life.
Today on the 125th birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose as part of the Amrit Mahotsav to mark the celebrations of the 75th year of India’s independence going across the country, ’Parakram Diwas’ have been organized at 75 places in Haryana. The statue of Netaji has also been unveiled in the park near Haryana MLA Hostel in Chandigarh, Khattar said.
Responding to another question regarding the assembly elections to be held in five states, the Chief Minister said that the election process has just started and gradually the situation will become clear and he hopes that the BJP will perform better than its previous performance.
CM unveils statue of Subhas Chandra Bose at a park in Chandigarh
The Chief Minister unveiled a statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose installed at a park named after him in Chandigarh to mark the countrywide celebrations of ’Parakram Diwas’ on his 125th birth anniversary. The Chief Minister said that today's occasion gives us a golden opportunity to remember the freedom era of our country and the pivotal contributions made by Bose and many others who had made supreme sacrifices for the country's freedom.
“I call upon the youth of the nation to dedicate their lives for serving the country while taking inspiration from the ideals and sacrifice made by Netaji,” he said.
The Chief Minister said that as the entire country is celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav to mark the celebrations of the 75th year of India’s independence, around 495 programmes with a slogan of ‘Haryana bolega Jai Hind Bose’ along with public participation are being organized across the state.
Haryana's contribution in serving the country has always remained a matter of great pride for the state as even in Netaji’s brave army of 50,000 Azad Hind Fauj, a large number of youth from the state had made their significant contributions, he added.