Indian Cultural Centre in Malaysia to be named after Netaji

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| Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 17:48
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Indian Cultural Centre in Malaysia to be named after Netaji

Indian Cultural Centre in Malaysia to be named after Netaji

Kuala Lumpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the Indian Cultural Centre in Kuala Lumpur will be named after freedom fighter and commander of the Indian National Army Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
 
“Thousands of your forefathers came forward to join Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and the Indian National Army,” he said as he made his by-now trademark address to the Indian diaspora on the second day of his visit to Malaysia.
 
“Independent India owes a debt of gratitude to Malaya-Indians,” he said.
 
“We will name our cultural centre here after Subhash Chandra Bose.” 
 
A cultural extravaganza showcasing the best of Indian and Malaysian talent preceded Modi's speech.
 
The event was organised by the Welcome Partners, comprising Indian expatriates and around 90 cultural and community organisations from across the country.
 
Of the nearly 30 million population of Malaysia, around two million people are of Indian origin.
 
Modi, who reached Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, attended the 13th Asean-India Summit and the 10th East Asia Summit.
 
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Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

I am happy but more should be done to acknowledge Netaji's contribution to the freedom of India.

Netaji and the INA in S E Asia

I visited Singapore and Malaysia in October 2013 on the 70th anniversary of the Founding of the Azad Hind Govt. In Kuala Lumpur we met past-members of the Rani Jhansi Bahini Rasma Bhupalam and Y B Dato Puthucheary whose brother was in the INA. Also met the legendary Janki Thevar who I believe is no more. I hope these and other members of the INA were invited to the inauguration of the Netaji Subhas Cultural Centre by PM Narendra Modi. No other President or PM had accorded such recognition of Netaji and the INA.

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