The Azad Hind Government, founded on 21st October, 1943 was inspired by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose who was the leader of Azad Hind Government and also the Head of State of this Provisional Indian Government-in-exile. It was a part of the freedom movement, originating in 1940s outside India with a purpose of allying with Axis powers to free India from British rule. The existence of the Azad Hind Government gave a greater legitimacy to the independence struggle against the British. Pertinently, the role of Azad Hind Fauj or the Indian National Army (INA) had been crucial in bequeathing a much needed impetus to India’s struggle for Independence.
A seminar was hosted today on the 75 years completion of Azad Hind Government addressing the achievements and accomplishment of the Government and also the future measures to solve Netaji mystery and misrepresentation of fact, in film based on Netaji’s life. Ms Chitra Ghosh, Niece of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Dr Purabi Roy, Retired Professor of International Affairs, Jadavpur University and renowned Netaji Researcher, Mr Joydeep Mukherjee, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India & Mr Indranil Bhattacharya, Social Activist was present to address the seminar.
“Azad Hind Government provided the much needed impetus to the Indian Freedom Struggle. The activities of INA made the very foundation of the British Empire weak and made them realise that there rule in India is near end. Azad Hind Fauz was the driving force behind the Indian freedom struggle. On the completion of its 75 years of governance, we would salute them for the invaluable contribution towards our Independence movement”, said Mr Indranil Bhattacharya, Social Activist.
“The existence of the Azad Hind Government gave a greater legitimacy to the independence struggle against the British. Our objective is to declassify all the documents related to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and the Azad Hind Government so that the people can know about their invaluable contribution towards our independence movement said Mr Joydeep Mukheriee, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India.