Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior ministers on Sunday remembered Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary, Hindustan Times reported.
"India gratefully pays homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary. His ideals and sacrifice will forever inspire every Indian," the President's office tweeted.
Union minister for home affairs Amit Shah also remembered Netaji for his "unparalleled struggle" for the motherland.
Meanwhile, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee appealed to the central government that Netaji's birthday should "be declared a national holiday to allow the country to pay homage to the national leader.
The central government has already declared Netaji's birth anniversary as "Parakram Diwas," a day of valour. To honour the leader, the government decided to start the Republic Day celebrations from January 23.
PM Modi is scheduled to inaugurate a hologram statue of Netaji at the India Gate. It will remain there till the time the grand statue of Netaji Bose is completed.