Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met 99-yr old Saichiro Misumi, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's oldest living associate in Japan.
While addressing a programme organised by Japan-India Association on the fourth-day of his Japan visit, PM Modi said that India will send a team of videographers to Japan to record the accounts of the Japanese people who have been close to nationalist leader Bose when he was in this country.
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"When I talk about Subash Chandra Bose, there will be many here who reminisce him and his memories," said the PM.
He noted that the Japan-India Association is 110 years old ? in fact, older than any other such association in Japan.
During the Second World War, Bose joined hands with the Japanese in Myanmar to drive the British out of the sub continent.
Bose died on August 18, 1945 in Taiwan after suffering serious injuries in a plane crash towards the end of World War II.
Modi, who is on a five-day visit to als focused on his 'Clean India' campaign.
I want to accomplish 'Clean India' mission and dedicate it to Mahatma Gandhi by 2019 on the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, who never compromised on cleanliness, said the PM.
“I told my countrymen that he (Mahatma Gandhi) helped us win our freedom. What have we done for him? We should do something to honour him and that is why I want to tell Indians to work towards 'Swacch Bharat' in 2019.”