Lessons from Subhash Chandra Bose that will keep you going!
“Give me blood and I will give your Freedom!”
History has its evidence of having the most dynamic leader’s world ever witnessed. Among them is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose whose versatility made him into an eternal legend. The man who gave his blood and sweat in the name of ‘Hindustan Ki Azaadi’ and whose tales of bravery still echo in the ears of the country inspires millions across every length and breadth of India. He is India’s greatest freedom fighter who dared to challenge the British Raj alongside his fellow citizens. Today on his birthday let’s remind some of his most encouraging and galvanizing lessons that will boost your morals like never before!
Subhash Chandra Bose’s journey
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was born on 23rd January 1897 in Cuttack, Orissa Division of Bengal Province. He was the ninth child of Prabhavati Dutt Bose and Janakinath Bose. His childhood was nothing less than ordinary but what made him stand out was the dynamic personality he had been carrying since childhood. He was a bright student who was greatly influenced by the teachings of Swami Vivekananda and Ramakrishna, thus was very patriotic by nature. To pursue his degree for Civil Services, he went to England and stood fourth in the competitive examination. Things changed drastically for him after the Jalianwalla Bagh massacre of Punjab! He was deeply saddened on the incident and returned back to India. This is exactly where his life took a sharp turn and he found himself among those who felt accountable for bringing changes. Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose soon joined the Indian National Congress and started revolting against the British rule. His fight often resulted him being behind the bars. The first incident took place in 1930, when he was imprisoned during the civil disobedience movement but was soon released in 1931. Once he was expelled from the country to Europe where he instead worked strengthening the ties between the two countries. After returning back to India he was again imprisoned but released after the Congress came into power. Soon after, he established the ‘Azad Hind Fauj’ in 1943.
On August 18, 1945, he was killed in a plane crash in Taiwan and that’s how the man bid his farewell. The death of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose remains a mystery. It had been 75 years, since he died but the mystery surrounding his death still bears a question mark! Some theories suggest that Bose was cremated in Tokyo whereas other debunk the same by saying he was tortured and killed by English. Another theory states that Bose lived in Oudh under an alias till his death in 1985. Which one is correct or which one to believe in is not in our hands but one thing that remained the same was that Subhash Chandra Bose was never seen after the plane crash in 1945.
Teachings by Subhash Chandra Bose
“Reality is, after all, too big for our frail understanding to fully comprehend. Nevertheless, we have to build our life on the theory which contains the maximum truth.”- Subhash Chandra Bose.
Throughout his life, Bose has inspired several and even after his death, the teachings that he left behind keeps on motivating the rest. One of his teaching is that, an ‘IDEA’ never dies even after the owner goes, it stays and that’s the beauty of an idea. An individual may die but his idea will reincarnate itself into hundreds of lives all over again. He suggest that a man should never hesitate sharing his ideas and creativity even if he believes that it will make no impact, because ‘an idea can change a life’, and we couldn’t agree anymore!
“No real change in history has ever been achieved by discussions.”
Do you really believe India gained Independence only over the ‘Ahinsa’? As the phrase itself suggest that discussion can never lead to victories, change needs work and work need efforts. Courage and Bravery are the basic foundation of Independence and triumph. Another lesson that he gave was the power of law and justice. He says that always stand against the injustice because the greatest crime is to compromise with what you believe is wrong. According to him the eternal law of life is- you get what you give. So, always try giving out the best and stand by the right no matter how tough it is. Subhash Chandra Bose was a nationalist because of a reason, he says that ‘Freedom is taken, not given” and that’s why he fought throughout his life gaining independence that finally said Hello after decades of slavery.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was the true hero of India who helped freeing the country by the dirty hands of British Raj. The independence we enjoy today is a souvenir of battles and bloodshed of these iconic people who selflessly fought for not only themselves but for the generations ahead! Their sacrifices and efforts paved way to a new India, just like the one they always dreamed off but unfortunately thousands among them wasn’t alive to see the new sun. The team of The Indianness salute these immortal heroes of the country who made India what it is today!