The grand statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will inspire democratic values and future generations as he refused to bow to the British, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday evening while unveiling the hologram statue of the freedom fighter at India Gate on Sunday.
"Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose refused to bow before the British. His statue will inspire democratic values and future generations," he said. After unveiling the hologram statue, PM Modi also conferred the Subhas Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskars, for the years 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.
The award is announced every year on January 23. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 51 lakh and a certificate in case of an institution and Rs 5 lakh and a certificate in case of an individual.
"Earlier disaster management was handled by the agricultural department. Our government strengthened NDRF. International agencies hailed our initiatives in the disaster management sector," the Prime Minister said.
He said that the Central government has laid emphasis on reform as well as an emphasis on relief, rescue, and rehabilitation.
"We modernized NDRF, expanded it across the country. Space technology and other best possible practices have also been adopted for planning and management," PM Modi said.