New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived in Kolkata to take part in the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. As per latest updates, his aircraft landed at the NSC Bose International Airport around 3 PM, from where he took a helicopter for the city. State minister Purnendu Basu received him at the airport.Also Read - 'Itna Jhooth Teleprompter Bhi Nahi Jhel Paya', Rahul Gandhi Mocks PM Modi Over Davos Speech Glitch

After landing at the airport, PM Modi was received by West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and state minister Firhad Hakim. Also Read - West Bengal Extends COVID Restrictions Till Jan 31, Allows 200 Guests At Weddings | Check SOPs Here

Notably, PM Modi is in Kolkata to take part in the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. He will deliver the valedictory address in an international seminar on Bose at the National Library, following which he will participate in a programme at the Victoria Memorial. He will also visit Netaji Bhavan, Bose’s residence. Also Read - PM Modi Declares January 16 as National Startup Day, Calls Startups As Backbone of New India

Earlier in the day, PM Modi paid homage to freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary on Saturday and said a grateful nation will always remember his sacrifice and dedication for its independence.

“A grateful nation will always remember his sacrifice and dedication for the independence of the country,” he said.

The government has decided to observe January 23 as “Parakram Diwas” to commemorate the birth anniversary of Bose, who was born on this day in 1897.

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    PM Modi in Kolkata Live Updates: Had Netaji seen India fight COVID and produce a vaccine against the virus, he would have felt proud! Had he seen us helping other nations, he would have felt proud, says PM Modi.
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    PM Modi in Kolkata Live Updates: A number of Trinamool Congress leaders took to social media on Saturday to condemn the developments at the event in Kolkata. “I strongly condemn shouting of political and religious slogans at Government Functions to celebrate legacy of Freedom Fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary celebrations,” TMC MP Nusrat Jahan Ruhi said in a tweet.

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    PM Modi in Kolkata Live Updates: When the world was discussing basic rights of women, Netaji formed the Rani Jhansi regiment and connected them to the freedom struggle. He trained them and instilled in them a passion for the country and fighting for it, PM Modi said.
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    PM Modi in Kolkata Live Updates: Our target of Aatmanirbhar Bharat will be fulfilled by our strength and will power. Netaji had said that we should have just one wish – that India continues to walk ahead. We’ve the same target, to live for the country, & make India self-reliant by our hardwork and innovation, says PM Modi.
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    PM Modi in Kolkata Live Updates: The country has decided that from now we will celebrate Netaji’s birth anniversary (January 23) as ‘Parakram Divas’, Says PM Modi.

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    PM Modi in Kolkata Live Updates: I was always inspired by Netaji and will not allow his legacy be forgotten, says PM Modi in his address.
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    PM Modi in Kolkata Live Updates: Addressing the gathering, PM Modi said the country is moving forward in the direction which was shown by Netaji Subhas Bose.

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    PM Modi in Kolkata Live Updates: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee refuses to address programme on Netaji’s birth anniversary at Victoria Memorial amid ‘Jai Shri Ram’ chants, says ‘insulted’.

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    PM Modi in Kolkata Live Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases memorial postal stamp on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.