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National Archives of India Celebrates 134th Foundation Day with Digital Exhibition on Subhash Chandra Bose

National Archives of India Celebrates 134th Foundation Day with Digital Exhibition on Subhash Chandra Bose


New Delhi:  The National Archives of India marked its 134th Foundation Day today with the launch of a digital exhibition titled “Subhash Abhinandan,” dedicated to the life and legacy of the iconic freedom fighter, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The exhibition, inaugurated by Minister of State for Law & Justice (Independent Charge), Parliamentary Affairs, and Culture, Arjun Ram Meghwal, is a comprehensive display of historical documents preserved in the National Archives.

Speaking at the event, Minister Meghwal emphasized the significance of understanding and preserving India’s rich history. He stated, “In this period of Amritkaal, to strengthen our roots and lay the foundation of the future, it is extremely important to depict, read, write and understand our history that laid the foundation of modern India. Our mission is ‘Virasat Bhi, Vikas Bhi,’ and the Archive sector is contributing in that direction in a great way.”

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s personal records, including letters, diaries, and government documents, are housed in the National Archives of India and can be accessed through the Netaji Portal ( and Abhilekh Patal (

The “Subhash Abhinandan” exhibition is divided into 16 sections, covering various aspects of Netaji’s life from his birth to the present time. It offers a glimpse into his personal and political journey, featuring items such as Janaki Nath Bose’s diary, Netaji’s birth, civil service examination results, and documents related to the Azad Hind Fauj.

The exhibition delves into the decades of struggle from 1920 to 1940, providing insights into Netaji’s speeches, his adventurous journey, and the Azad Hind Fauj’s fight for freedom. Noteworthy sections address the award and deferral of the Bharat Ratna and the Ministry of Culture’s efforts to honor Netaji.

With 16 panels discussing various aspects of Netaji’s life, including his prodigious talent, international activities, courageous journey, and the mystery surrounding him, the exhibition is a comprehensive tribute to one of India’s most revered leaders. Moreover, the exhibition is not limited to physical visits and is also available in virtual reality, offering a unique and immersive experience.

The National Archives of India currently houses a vast collection of over 34.00 crore pages of Public Records, encompassing files, volumes, maps, treaties, rare manuscripts, oriental records, private papers, Gazetteers, Census records, and more. The extensive Oriental records include documents in Sanskrit, Persian, and Odia, contributing to the rich tapestry of India’s historical heritage.

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