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The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a public interest petition (PIL) to declare a national holiday on the birthday of Netaji Subha Chandra Bose.

Srishti Ojha

New Delhi,UPDATED: 14 Nov. 2022 23:56 IST

The court stated that the best way to honor Netaji’s contribution is to work as hard as he did (Photo: File)

By Srishti Ojha: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a request to declare Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s birthday (January 23) a national holiday every year.

A bench headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud noted that the requested relief was clearly within the realm of executive policy and that to hear such a case would be unwarranted.

During the hearing, the court noted at the start that the Supreme Court cannot give the requested directions because it concerns government policy.

The petitioner has personally argued that Bose’s contribution is not recognised.

The CJI advised the petitioner that the best way to honor Bose’s contribution was to work as hard as he did.

“The best way you can recognize his contribution is by working hard, as he worked hard for freedom. Not by adding extra holidays. That is a matter for the government to decide. We will take the government one step further. not advise in any way.” said the CJI.

The petitioner also suggested that the government build a memorial hall and museum on 15 August and 26 January each year to honor Bose and raise the national flag.

While the petitioner argued that it is appropriate to honor Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose for his selfless commitment to India’s independence, the court rejected the request stating that this is a matter for the Government of India to decide.

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