From left Prof Arun Bhagat, Shri Padam Kumar, Shri Ajay Mittal and Dr Vishesh Gupta
releasing the special issue of ‘Rashtradev’ in Meerut
Meerut: Special issue of ‘Rashtradev’, a publication by Vishwa Samvad Kendra, dedicated to 75 years of Azad Hind Government, was released on August 12. Noted writer Dr Vishesh Gupta, senior Sangh Pracharak Shri Padam Singh and editor of ‘Rashtradev’ Shri Ajay Mittal were present on the occasion.
Introducing the special issue, Shri Ajay Mittal said Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose had declared the formation of Azad Hind Government on October 21, 1943, and nine countries, Japan, Italy, China, Germany, Korea, Philippines, etc had recognised that government. At that historic moment, Netaji had pledged to shed every drop of his blood for the freedom of the country. The 76-page issue of ‘Rashtradev’ provides detailed information of that glorious moment in Indian history.
Shri Padam Kumar said good literature imparts good samskars in the society. He expressed concern over the decline in the reading habit of people. He said the publications like ‘Rashtradev’ are working to revive the reading habits in society. He said the patriots like Netaji should be established as the ideals for the society. Prof Arun Bhagat spoke on the life and works of Netaji. He lauded the efforts of the government to declassify the files about Netaji for the public. Dr Vishesh Gupta stressed on spreading good literature.