Thursday, April 9, 2015

Re: [IAC#RG] India against Corruption wants pictures of other freedom fighters on currency notes

Dear Sarbajit .

I entirely agree with your contentions in Para 3 and Para 6 but not Para 4. A deeper study of the freedom movement and the antagonistic actions of Gandhi, Jawahar and other acolites  would highlight the fact that it is infact easier to project Subhash as No 1 in your list.His achievements were not only inspite of but also
regardless of Gandhi. 

Having said that I will not insist on any change in your priorities because Subhash will get his due regardless of any thing else because people of India recognise his place in history.

Brig R S Chhikara

From: Sarbajit Roy <>
To: "" <>
Sent: Thursday, 9 April 2015 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: [IAC#RG] India against Corruption wants pictures of other freedom fighters on currency notes

Dear Brig Chhikara


Thanks for your prompt response.

1) At the outset let me inform you that Netaji was my paternal
great-grandfather's student in patriotism, and the student repaid his
debt to his teacher by saving his teacher's life.

2) As you may recall the IAC is part of a larger and ancient patriotic
movement from the 19th century, which is deeply aware of and immersed
in its history and pays homage to all those who came before us and on
whose work we build on today, Netaji included.

3) As IAC is a pan-Indian movement we have to carefully calibrate our
choices for maximum impact and support. I am sure you will not
disagree that the first objective is to dislodge Gandhi and repel his
image from the common psyche rather than replace him by anybody

4) The 4 names IAC has proposed were selected after considerable
internal discussions in the wider movements, to provide an initial
impact, balanced representations and a better overall shot at success.
Since apparently I shall be personally spearheading this campaign if
we have to do so, I would find it far easier to make a case for Tagore
versus Gandhi, rather than Netaji versus Gandhi for the Rs. 1,000

5) I also want to make it clear that we are presently not changing the
names IAC is proposing. I am proceeding for the annual retreat /
meeting of IAC's parent body today, and I shall certainly faithfully
convey the views of your INA trust to my seniors.

6) May I also say, humbly, it is also because of such sectarianisms
that the Govt is able to successfully divide us. Hence we appeal to
all those with IAC not to press any names at this stage and focus on
the common larger objectives of nation building and anti-corruption..


On 4/9/15, rs chhikara <> wrote:
> Dear Sarbajit.
> Thanks for your response.
> We at Netaji Subhash Bose - INA Trust believe that Netaji Subhash Bose was
> not just another freedom fighter. He was the greatest patriot during recent
> centuries and his contribution to India's freedom stands well above that of
> Gandhi. The Pseudo Gandhi dynasty is not worth speaking about.
> There is urgent need to recognise him as THE NATIONAL ICON of INDIA.
> His ideology and vision are extremely relevant today.
> Brig R S ChhikaraExecutive Vice ChairmanNetaji Subhash Bose-INA Trust
>      From: Sarbajit Roy <>
>  To: indiaresists <>
>  Sent: Thursday, 9 April 2015 8:34 AM
>  Subject: Re: [IAC#RG] India against Corruption wants pictures of other
> freedom fighters on currency notes
> Dear Brig R.S. Chhikara
> IAC had already done the needful, and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's
> image is also one of those we suggested, along with Veer Savarkar,
> Tilak, Lala Lajpat Rai etc. to be issued in large quantities..

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