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The government has decided to observe January 23 as 'Parakram Diwas' to commemorate the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the first 'Parakram Diwas' programme in Kolkata on January 23 on Bose's 125th birth anniversary and inaugurate an exhibition on the grounds of National Library to mark the occasion," Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel said.
He also said that 200 Patua artists from West Bengal will make a painting on a 400-metre-long canvas depicting Bose's life.
(With inputs from PTI)