Delhi-based trust plans Delhi memorial to Netaji
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Last Updated: Friday, June 17, 2011, 16:30
Shillong: A Delhi-based trust has proposed to set up a memorial to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in the capital for which it has sought a Rs 100-crore grant from the Centre and a plot of land from the Delhi Government.

Members of the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose INA Trust have met Union ministers Pranab Mukherjee, Kapil Sibal and Kamal Nath and asked for the grant, chief advisor of the governing body of the trust and former Lok Sabha speaker PA Sangma said here today.

He said the Delhi Government had agreed to provide a plot on the outskirts of the national capital, but the trust is insisting on a place within the Delhi municipal area.

''We are asking for a bungalow in an area of about three acres. Such heritage bungalows have been allotted for memorials built for other leaders, Sangma said.

''The concept of the memorial will include an institute where research work on the vision and contribution of Netaji would be carried out. Emphasis will be on creating the spirit of patriotism,'' Sangma said adding gradually it would diversify into other aspects.

He said a chapter of the memorial will also be opened in the Northeast.

We have short-listed three places in the region Guwahati, Shillong or Moirang near Imphal which was the headquarters of Netaji’s Azad Hind Fauz, Sangma said.


First Published: Friday, June 17, 2011, 16:30

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