Archaeological Survey of India(ASI), organisation under Ministry of Culture, Government of India, has ordered that the Red Fort, Delhi shall remain closed for the general public and visitors in view of VVIP movement in Ramleela and Redfort on 19th, 20th and 21st of October, till the function in over.
Commemoration of ’75th Year of Establishment of Azad Hind Government’ at Red Fort, Delhi
Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, would be hoisting the National flag and unveiling the plaque to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the formation of Azad Hind Government on 21st October, 2018, at the Red Fort, Delhi. The commemoration of this significant historical event would also see the presence of Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture(I/c), Chandra Kumar Bose, nephew of Netaji, Lalti Ram, INA Veteran and Brig. R.S. Chikkara.
The Azad Hind Government, founded on 21st October, 1943 was inspired by Neta ji 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.