President unveils Netaji's restored audi car Jan 19, 2017 0 256 12345 PTIKOLKATAPresident Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday unveiled the restored German car in which Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose had made his great escape from his ancestral home here in 1941 during his house arrest by the then British government. Netaji had used 'Audi Wanderer W24' to escape from his Elgin Road residence to Gomoh railway station in Jharkhand to catch a train to Delhi. The car was unveiled to commemorate the 76th anniversary of Netaji's Great Escape as well as 60th anniversary of the Netaji Research Bureau (NRB) here. The President unfurled the flag on car's bonnet. West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathy as well as Sugata Bose, Netaji's grand-nephew and also a Trinamool MP, were present at the event. "I must congratulate Krishna Bose and other members for undertaking the task of refurbishing the car which was used by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose for his great escape," Mukherjee said. The great escape is known as"Mahanishkraman" which depicts the story of leaving the house, its preparedness and the consequences, he said. Stating that Netaji's life is a most emotive issue in political arena, the President said:"After long gap of his disappearance from India, he is still a centre of so many issues and sometimes many controversies." Mukherjee talked about undaunted spirit of Sugata's father, Sisir Kumar Bose, who was also at the wheels during Netaji's escape from Kolkata. "Netaji had asked him (Sisir) 'Amaar ekta kar korte parbe?' (can you do some work for me?) in 1940. Sisir Bose never stopped doing Netaji's work until he passed away in 2000," he said. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Notes ban enforced at a day's notice: RBI governor tells panel Jan 19, 2017 0 21 'Jallikattu' stir snowballs as students join ban protest Jan 19, 2017 0 22 Court acquits Salman in Arms Act case Jan 19, 2017 0 21 Congress wants action against Modi, BJP for poll code violation IANS New Delhi The Congress on Wednesday approached the Election Commission with a complaint and demanded stern action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for violation of the pre-poll Model Code of Conduct .. 'Grant EC powers to punish candidates for false disclosures' Washington Ahead of key polls in India, a new book by an Indian-American scholar has called for major electoral reforms like granting the Election Commission powers to punish candidates who file misleading financial .. No compensation provided to Burhan Wani's family: Mehbooba Jammu No compensation has been paid to the next of kin of slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani or his brother Khalid Muzaffar Wani, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Wednesday while revealing that such .. No licence to liquor manufacturing units from April 1, says Bihar CM Nitish Munger Intensifying the campaign for ban on alcohol in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said no license would be provided to any liquor manufacturing unit from the next financial year."License of .. Telangana will pressurise Centre for 12 percent Muslim quota: CM IANS Hyderabad Telangana will pass a bill to provide 12 percent reservations to Muslims in the state and bring pressure on the Union Government to include the law in Constitution's 9th schedule as was done in case of ..