Netaji Jatra to reach Bhagat Singh Memorial on Mar 20

Bhubaneswar: Volunteers of Utkal Vikas Juba Parishad will carry the sacred soil from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s birth place in Cuttack and will reach Saheed Bhagat Singh Memorial at Khatkar Kalan in Punjab on March 20.

The objective of the tour is to mount pressure on the Central government to declassify all files relating to Netaji by the Prime Minister’s Office, said Parishad president Debi Prasad Prusty who is leading the Netaji Janma Mati Jatra.

He added that they too demand a memorial of INA at the Red Fort in New Delhi.

The Jatra will reach the National Capital from Punjab and subsequently visit Shimla, Dehradun, Kanpur and Lucknow.

Then the jatra will go to Mumbai, Ahemmedabad, Jaipur Trivandrum, Hyderabad and Bhopal, Prusty told reporters adding that they also plan to visit Bihar and Jharkhand.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands which bears Netaji’s memories is also in the tour list, he said. In the last phase, places like Gawahati, Agartala, Aizal and Imphal would be visited. The Jatra began from Cuttack on January 16.

“We have received tremendous support, hospitality from public in different states during the Netaji Janma Mati Jatra,” Prusty said.