Freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose, popularly known as Netaji, was the bravest patriots of our country. He led an extraordinary life as a firebrand leader and made a monumental contribution to the nation. And as we continue to celebrate his courage on his 125th birth anniversary, a copy of his resignation from the Indian Civil Service has gone viral on Twitter.
The 24-year-old in the letter addressed to the secretary of state Edwin Montagu, wrote that he would return the allowance of 100 pounds to the India Office once his resignation as a probationer in the Indian Civil Service is accepted.
A replica of Netaji’s resignation letter, sourced from the National Archives, was shared by Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Parveen Kaswan on his Twitter account.
“I desire to have my name removed from the list of probationers in the Indian Civil Service,” Subhas Chandra Bose wrote in the letter.
On April 22, 1921 Subhash #Bose resigned from Indian Civil Service to participate in Freedom struggle. For a greater cause.— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) January 23, 2022
He was 24 years old then. His original resignation letter from service. Tribute on his birth anniversary. pic.twitter.com/Sm9oQ9NIy7
According to reports, Historian Leonard A. Gordon said that Bose had secured fourth place in the ICS competitive examination held in August 1920.
The viral letter led Twitter users to remember the undaunted Netaji and praise his courageous step.
Only the courageous,selfless and spirited soul like #Subhas Bose could take up such decision for a greater cause - to free his motherland from British rule.— Shubhendu (@shubhendu1975) January 23, 2022
His hand writing is very neat, flowing well formed and firm. My interpretation is that it shows a man with resolve logical thinking clarity of thoughts. Experts can definitely give a better interpretation. https://t.co/hSu3mJHIsQ— Bhavani (@Bhavani85830671) January 23, 2022
Only a person with guts can achieve a coveted position to show the merit of Indians and leave it for a greater cause.— Anik Chowdhury (@Anikvikram) January 24, 2022
He was great,is great and will always be great
Thanks for sharing! Always cherished that lesson on civil services and looking up high. Didn't like the closing " an honour to be yours most obedient servant" .. But understand that was the norm then. #NetajiSubhashChandraBose— Pankaj Raj Pipariya (@PankajPipariya) January 23, 2022
a legend & an inspiring figure for many ❤️#NetajiSubhashChandraBose— K (@tweetsbyhk) January 23, 2022
What a pleasure, reading his original resignation letter! https://t.co/IDSLIH3pQN— Akriti R. (@Akriti2122) January 23, 2022
Subhas Chandra Bose cleared the Indian Civil Service exam but resigned a year later to join the freedom movement. He also founded the Azad Hind Fauj (Indian National Army) in 1942 to fight against British colonialism.