GUWAHATI, Jan 23 - Rich tributes were paid to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose today across the State along with the rest of the country on the occasion of his 122nd birth anniversary.
In Guwahati, Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi paid homage to the freedom fighter at a function held at the Netaji Chowk, Paltan Bazar.
Paying floral tributes to Subhash Chandra Bose, the Governor said, �In the parlance of independence struggle, the name of�Netaji will always be remembered with the highest degree of reverence for his immense contributions. He is a leader personified with unparalleled courage and charisma. Netaji�s sacrifice for the freedom of the country was colossal.�
Netaji, who gave a different direction to India�s war against the colonial rulers, was a towering figure who had tremendous impact on the Indian public, Prof Mukhi said, and was an extremely loved leader known for his motivational speeches. And, of all the speeches he made, �Give me blood, and I shall give you freedom� was the most popular speech that he made in Burma in 1944 to members of the Indian National Army.
The Governor also said that the works of Netaji�will continue to inspire the young generation and make the youths more cultured, competent and disciplined.�
A souvenir�named Subhash Smaran was also released at the function.�
Deputy Speaker of the Assam Legislative Assembly Dilip Kumar Paul and East Guwahati MLA Siddhartha Bhattacharyya also spoke on the occasion.
GMC Mayor Mrigen Sarania, Padma Shree awardee Ajay Dutta, along with a host of other dignitaries, were also present at the function. The birth anniversary of Netaji was also celebrated by Asom Hindu Yuva Parishad in Maligaon area.