Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on January 23 paid floral tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on the occasion of his 125th birth anniversary. Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Rajeev Shukla among other parliamentarians also remembered Bose. Netaji's bravery is well-known and he was a scholar, soldier and statesman par excellence. Born to advocate Janakinath Bose in Odisha's Cuttack on January 23, 1897, Netaji went on to play a crucial role in India's freedom movement. He is also known for establishing the Azad Hind Fauj.
Leaders paid tributes Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary on January 23. President Kovind and PM Modi paid homage to the freedom fighter on his birth anniversary. PM Modi will be in Bengal on Saturday to address 'Parakram Diwas' celebrations in Kolkata. Union HM Amit Shah also paid tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary. January 23 is observed as 'Parakram Diwas' to commemorate Bose's birth anniversary. Shah, who is on a visit to Assam, paid homage in front of Bose's portrait in Guwahati. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan paid floral tribute to Bose on his birth anniversary in Cuttack, Odisha.
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Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated first-of-its-kind remote monitoring of gas turbines across all Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. refineries in Hyderabad on December 29. This system will track operations of all 8 refineries operated by IOCL across India. It will enhance the operational reliability, productivity and environment sustainability of refineries at Digboi, Bongaigaon, Paradip, Panipat, Gujarat, Mathura, Barauni and Haldia.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's grandnephew and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Chandra Kumar Bose condemned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's behaviour after she refused to speak when 'Jai Shree Ram' slogans were raised during the celebrations of 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata on January 23. He said, "Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose stood for unity. He had people of all communities in Azad Hind Fauj. Whether you say 'Jai Hind' or 'Jai Sri Ram', I don't find difference. 'Jai Sri Ram' isn't a statement where one should react in allergic manner. So, I think the honourable Chief Minister (Mamata Banerjee) need not have reacted adversely to a slogan whether it's 'Jai Hind' or 'Jai Shree Ram'. This is not the day to do any politics. It is a day to celebrate, it is a day to pay homage to the soldiers and martyrs of Indian National Army."
A laser light show at Victoria Memorial portrayed the life of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose during the celebrations of his 125th birth anniversary. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar witnessed the spectacle. PM Modi is in Kolkata to celebrate 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
Situated in the Jajpur district of Odisha, the shrine of Sufi Saint Sayyed Buland Saha Baba Alaihir Rahmah has served as a cynosure of communal harmony for generations which is thronged by devotees every day, irrespective of their religion. Regarded as one the greatest Sufi saints, Hazrat Sayyed Baba Alaihir Rahman throughout his life spread the message of Sufism and peace. Devotees of different faiths, especially Hindus and Muslims visit the Dargah of this great saint who propagated the teachings of oneness and communal harmony. Coming from far and wide, devotees attend prayers at the Dargah to seek the blessings of holy saint. According to a legend, Baba Buland Shah used to reside in a hut near a banyan tree in Jajpur and was looked after by a Hindu milkman. Later, on his demise, the place was turned into Baba's Dargah which is revered by Hindus and Muslims and devotees of all religions. It is believed that Saint fulfills the wishes of all and nobody returns empty handed from here. Since ages, the Sufi Saints like Sayyed Buland Saha Baba Alaihir Rahmah have propagated the message of spiritualism and harmony in our country and their teachings are still playing a significant role in strengthening the thread of secularism.
Odisha farmer invented an innovative water lifting irrigation system that can bring a revolution in farming and agriculture. Mahur Tipiria, a resident of Badamtalia village in the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha used bamboo and wasted plastic bottles to set up this waterwheel instrument near river. With no education and technical knowledge, Tipiria was able to irrigate his farmland located 2 kilometres away from water source. The system neither requires polluting generator sets nor electricity; instead it is based on a common gravity trick.
Women are earning their bread and butter by lac handicraft in Mayurbhanj district's Thakurmunda. Over 100 women make bangles, plates and other beautiful items from lac. Odisha government incentives are being provided for lac farming and lac handicrafts through the Mission Livelihood (Mission Jeevika). More than 100 farmers are cultivating lac in thousands acres and more than 100 women are under training to make bangles, unique items through Industrial Training Development Authority (ITDA). After Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Maharashtra, now lac farming has took a pace in Odisha through Mission Livelihood.
An environmentalist paid unique tribute to late former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on the occasion of his 96th birth anniversary. Samarendra Behera expressed his birthday wishes to Vajpayee on December 25 in Odisha's Mayurbhanj. He carved out portrait of Bharat Ratna awardee Atal Bihari Vajpayee on the tree trunk. Samarendra hails from Agada Village of Mayurbhanj district in Odisha. The BJP stalwart was famous for his political reign and also for his oratory and poetry skills.
DRDO successfully test-fired its Advanced Tower Artillery Gun System Howitzer. It tracked the target accurately and successfully at Odisha’s Balasore firing range. It has the capability to strike targets at the longest range of 48 kilometers. DRDO developed it with the private sector industry to promote Aatmanirbhar Bharat. It has been produced by two firms Bharat Forge & Tata Advanced Systems Limited. The ATAGS Howitzer has already fired over 2,000 rounds during the field trials in Sikkim and Pokhran. DRDO assured that 200 Indian howitzers will be ready for induction in 18 months. Watch the full video for more. Watch the full video for more.
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India on December 19 successfully test-fired it's Advanced Tower Artillery Gun System Howitzer which tracked the target accurately and successfully at Balasore firing range in Odisha. In a bid to promote Aatmanirbhar Bharat, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed the gun in partnership with private sector industry. DRDO assured 200 Indian howitzers to be ready for induction in 18 months.
Moderate fog engulfed the national capital on the morning of January 23. Bitter cold conditions prevail in parts of north India. Minimum temperature in Delhi will hover around 7 degree Celsius. India Meteorological Department predicted fall in temperature from January 24 evening.
Delhi continued to shiver as cold conditions prevailed in the city on January 20. Intense cold waves tightened its grip over the northern region. Dense fog shrouded the national capital, leading to reduced visibility. Severe winters have affected the daily lives of people. India Meteorological Department reported temperature at Palam and Safdarjung was recorded as 9.4 degrees Celsius and 9.8 degrees Celsius respectively. Lowest visibility was reported over Palam during the morning hours. Delhi recorded temperature of 9.8 degrees Celsius in the morning of January 20.
Severe winters continued to tighten its grip over northern India. The national capital remained shrouded in dense fog reducing the visibility in the morning of January 19. Delhiites shivered due to the cold waves blowing across the city. According to the India Meteorological Department, the national capital recorded temperature of 8.6 degrees Celsius in the morning. IMD had predicted that temperature in Northern plains will begin to rise during day and fall in the night.