New Delhi: Remembering Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday (January 23) paid floral tributes to Netaji in the Central Hall of Parliament in Delhi.

Taking to Twitter earlier today, PM Modi said everyone is proud of Netaji’s contribution to the nation. "Wishing all the countrymen a very Happy Parakram Diwas. My respectful tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary. I bow to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his Jayanti. Every Indian is proud of his monumental contribution to our nation," he tweeted.

Last year, the central government had declared January 23 as Parakram Diwas to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
Several other leaders including Karnataka Chief Minister Basavraj Bommai, Tamil Nadu Health Minister MA Subramanian and Union Minister Anurag Thakur also paid homage to Netaji.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee appealed to PM Modi to declare Netaji's birthday as a national holiday. "We again appeal to the Central Government that Netaji’s birthday be declared a National Holiday to allow the entire Nation to pay homage to the National Leader and celebrate #DeshNayakDibas in most befitting manner,” the West Bengal CM tweeted.

Meanwhile, Modi will unveil the hologram statue of Netaji at India Gate today. PM Modi on Friday had announced that a grand statue of the legendary freedom fighter will be installed at India Gate “as a symbol of India’s indebtedness to him”. Till the time the "grand statue" of Netaji, made of granite, is completed, a hologram statue would be installed at the same place, the PM informed.

In a first, India began its Republic Day celebrations from January 23 instead of January 24, to include Netaji's birth anniversary.