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Modi, Netaji and Planning

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Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi named the Ross Island in the Andamans as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep.

Bose became the Congress president in 1938 and announced that the freedom movement was also to devote attention to the problem of national reconstruction. “And national reconstruction will be possible only with the aid of science and our scientists.” As “India was still in the pre-industrial stage of evolution,” this task was daunting but inescapable. Bose said, “We can at best determine whether this revolution, that is, industrialisation will be a comparatively gradual one, as in Great Britain, or a forced march as in Soviet Russia. I am afraid that this has to be a forced march in this country.”

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Updated On : 11th Jan, 2019

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