By Jyoti Lal Chowdhury in Silchar in ORGANISER
Assam: “Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and his ideals remain the perennial source of inspiration for the younger generations of the country in the hour of crisis,” said Dr Purabi Roy, Head of the Department of History, Calcutta University, and a distinguished researcher on Netaji. She was addressing a mammoth gathering of Rashtra Sevika Samiti activists at the concluding session of a three-day Sammelan organised at India Club Grounds in Silchar on January 8.
Dr Roy called upon the Sevikas to move forward in the service of the nation with the teachings of the great freedom fighter, Netaji, who alone could show “us the light out of the present darkness, symbolised by the declining values in our character and thought-process”. In this context, she narrated how a deeper conspiracy was hatched by the anti-national forces to keep afloat the theory about the supposed death of Netaji in the plane crash at Taipei on August 18, 1945 with dubious design.