On the apprehension raised by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s nephew carrying Netaji’s cap, the Central Government has informed that the cap is safe and in the delivery of Victoria Memorial in Kolkata. Netaji’s nephew Chandra Kumar Bose said the cap was handed over to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the inauguration of a museum dedicated to Netaji at the Red Fort in Delhi.
Tagging the Prime Minister and Union Culture Minister in a tweet, he said that the Bose family had handed over the historic cap of Netaji to Honorable PM Narendra Modi ji for keeping it in the Red Fort Museum and not for relocating it. PM is requested to direct to keep the cap at its original place.
He used the hashtag Netaji Ki Topi Gayab with his tweet. Hours later, Union Culture Minister Prahlad Patel said in a tweet that Netaji’s cap and his sword are completely safe. ASI has given 24 things related to Netaji to Victoria Memorial Kolkata for a few days. These items are given for the exhibition organized on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Netaji. They will be brought back soon.
Culture ministry sources said the iconic cap was taken to the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata in January this year. There a program was organized on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Netaji in the presence of Prime Minister Modi and Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Following the protocol, the cap has been loaned from the Red Fort Museum to the Victoria Memorial for a period of six months starting in January. This period can also be extended for one year. An agreement has also been signed for this.