Modi hoists Tricolour at Red Fort on 75th Anniv of Azad Hind govt

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hoisted the national flag at Red Fort to mark the 75th anniversary of the formation of the government of ‘free India’. Traditionally, the country’s Prime Minister hoists the flag at the historic fort on Independence Day every year on August 15.

This year, Modi will hoist the Tiranga and unveil the plaque to celebrate anniversary of the Azad Hind government, inspired and headed by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

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Netaji’s grand-nephew and BJP West Bengal vice-president Chandra Kumar Bose and the chairman of SNSMT Suparno Satpathy had earlier requested the PM to inaugurate the Azad Hind Museum at the Red Fort on October 21 and hoist the Tricolour to commemorate the occasion.

Union Minister Mahesh Sharma and Indian National Army (INA) veteran RS Chhikara among others will also be present at the event.

The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for a museum dedicated to the Azad Hind Fauj or the INA.

Founded on October 21, 1943, the Azad Hind government was inspired by the ideals of Subhas Chandra Bose.

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