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Bose on Education and National Language
Dr. Sumit Mukherji
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"Our inspirer in new Millennium-Subhas Chandra Bose's diagnosis of the problems of illiteracy, education, national language". Dr. Sumit Mukherji, Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Political Science, A.B.N. Seal College, Cooch Behar.

With the advent of the new millennium, as the harbinger of new hopes and aspirations, for the people of India, a new chapter in the history of the country, has been opened. This is a new epoch where all existing values, convictions and ideologies, need reassessment. The world is incessantly propelled by the dynamo of change and no ideology, doctrine or theory, can be the last word in human life. However, while a nation cannot hope to progress by nostalgically clinging to the past, yet there are certain priceless elements in the past, which are of everlasting value, even as the chariot of time proceeds on its inexorable march. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is one such figure who continues to influence and inspire us even in the 21st century as we grapple with our multifarious problems and challenges. Netaji Bose was not merely a dauntless patriot but also a perceptive thinker with rare insight into India's social problems. It would be no exaggeration to say, that unlike many of his compatriots, the ideas of Netaji, were rooted in reality, devoid of abstraction and free from vagueness. They were concrete, practical and down to earth. In terms of practical application, the prescriptions of Netaji particularly on the problems of education and national language, would certainly rate higher than those of Gandhi and Nehru who undoubtedly championed noble thoughts and ideals, but their profundity was beyond the grasp of the common people. Subhas in contrast, was more realistic than philosophical, always speaking to the point, instead of beating about the bush and thus even in the new millennium, he remains an abiding source of inspiration and also a very useful guide to us as we confront new challenges.

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