Family members disapprove Bharat Ratna to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
KOLKATA: Amidst speculation that the country’s highest
civilian award Bharat Ratna may be conferred on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, his
grandnephew on Sunday claimed that a majority of his family members did not
approve of the idea.
Chandra Kumar Bose, Netaji’s grandnephew, claimed that
most family members were opposed to the conferment of the award and instead
demanded that the mystery of his disappearance be solved first.
“Netaji has been missing since 1945. When you award
him with Bharat Ratna posthumously, you have to say when he died, but where is
the evidence? The best way to honour him is to declassify government files
which can reveal the truth behind his disappearance,” Bose said.
He told PTI that he had spoken to around 60 family
members of the great leader, none of whom was willing to accept the award on
his behalf. “All of us feel that Bharat Ratna is not the appropriate award for
him. None of us will go and accept the award,” Bose said.
The family and members of the Open Platform for Netaji
had recently written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding formation of a
Special Investigation Team under the guidance of a sitting judge of the Supreme
Court to investigate into Netaji’s disappearance.
When under house arrest by the British, Netaji had
escaped from India in 1941 to seek international support for India's freedom
He went missing in
1945, giving birth to India's most debated and lingering mystery ever. The
Mukherjee Commission which inquired into the disappearance had rejected the
opinion that he died in a plane crash in Taiwan on August 18, 1945.
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banking facilities are reaching the blind, weak and old villagers at their home
“Samriddhi” financial inclusion model developed by
Madhya Pradesh has been praised in the country. Due to its success, this unique
model of Madhya Pradesh has drawn attention of many states of the country and
their delegations have been reaching here to study the processing system of
“Samriddhi” model’s immense success has also belied
banks’ assumption that opening bank branches in rural areas is not beneficial.
Now, all banking majors are competing with each other to open ultra small banks
in rural areas of Madhya Pradesh. Keeping these facts in view, the Central
Government has decided to implement the Madhya Pradesh model in entire country.
United Nations Development Programme had released a report on success and evaluation
of this financial inclusion model at a national workshop in New Delhi on
January 24, 2014. Representatives had also praised the model at the workshop.
On the initiative of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh
Chouhan, Mukhyamantri Gram Samriddhi Bhavan Yojana has been launched under
which 1000 new bank branch buildings each costing Rs 10 lakh are being constructed
with cooperation of concerning Gram Panchayats. The state government has
provisioned Rs 100 crore for the scheme.
So far, sanction has been granted to 31 Gram
Panchayats to construct buildings. Panchayats & Rural Development Minister
Gopal Bhargava inaugurated this scheme online recently. As a result of
financial inclusion, state’s District Cooperative Banks have also been
connected with NEFT system.
Now, amounts payable
to beneficiaries of social pension schemes, students’ scholarships and MNREGA
labourers’ wages are being directly deposited in their bank accounts in or
around their villages. Now, post offices in remote villages are also going to
be connected with this modern payment system soon.