Pasighat, January 23: Pasighatians paid homage to beloved national hero NetajiSubhas Chandra Bose on Saturday at the 2-mile area. To commemorate the 125thbirth anniversary of freedom fighter Bose, East Siang Bengali Welfare Association (ESBA) observed “ParakramDiwas” in a befitting manner which was graced by the ADC (HQ) TatdoBorang and SmtiKenrikEte Moyong, better half of the 38-East Pasighat MLA Shri Kaling Moyong as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively. The duo along with other dignitaries present on the occasion paid floral tributes to the portrait of Bose and recalled unparalleled contribution of Netajito India’s freedom struggle. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest Borang stated that Netaji’s patriotism and sacrifice would always inspire us adding thatthe entire nation would always remember his sacrifice and dedication for the independence of the country.Bose was good in academics and stood second in his matriculation exam in 1913 and forth in Indian Civil Services (ICS) examination. However, he resigned from his ICS job in 1921 as he did not want to work under the British government and came back to India from England which effectively acted as his initiation into India’s struggle for freedom. Borang threw lights on formation of Azad Hind Fauj and bravery of Bose, in his deliberation. The ADC conveyed his thanks and gratitude to the Prime Minister NarendraModi led union government for declaration 23rd January as “ParakramDiwas” and appreciated ESBA members for observing the dayin true spirit and in a befitting manner. Earlier, Guest of Honour Smti Moyong in her brief speech remembered Netaji’s indomitable spirit and exhorted all to imbibe the qualities of patriotism and selflessness exhibited by Bose. Taking privilege, she appealed the parents to ensure schooling for every girl child for brighter careers of girls and equal contribution by them in nation building. Among prominent personalities, Mandal President AsarPadun, Vice-PresidentAnningBorang, PMC CouncillorOyinGao, DIET lecturer Tayon Dai and ESBA President Jagadish Barman spoke on the occasion while public leaders TagomJerang, James Lego and Smti Omi Dai were present.