Kolkata’s iconic Victoria Memorial likely to be renamed
The name of the iconic Victoria Memorial in Kolkata may soon be changed. According to sources, the committee formed by Prime Minister Modi to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has decided that the name of Victoria Memorial will be changed.
The high-level committee consists of both Home Minister Amit Shah and CM Mamata Banerjee, apart from Netaji's kin like BJP's Chandra Bose.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit West Bengal on January 23 to attend Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary celebrations at the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata.
Earlier this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Kolkata port will be renamed after Syama Prasad Mukerjee.
Soon after the news became public that Victoria Memorial’s name may be changed, senior BJP leader Dr Subramanian Swamy took to Twitter and said that Victoria Memorial should be renamed after Rani Jhansi.
The Government of India has decided to celebrate the birthday of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose as 'Parakram Diwas' every year.