To: Mr.Nikhil Das
      Bengal Online

I am a writer for The Yomiuri Shimbun, one of the national newspapers published in Japan. We have a page named "Report the world through Internet" every Monday and introduce attractive web sites to our readers.

Then I am very glad to find your substantial, useful pages about Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Ranbindranth Tagore who are Great People of Bengal and well-known and respected people in Japan.

I am utterly for your comment "Their lives and achievements not only did provide the basis for hopes and aspirations of the people of Bengal and India, but they brought the message of love, peace, tranquility and spiritual harmony for the mankind". Furthermore I can find the new page about Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose - The true leader of Free India which involves new information and viewpoint for us. Owing to your works and kind assists, I could write only a short story about Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on the Web on Aug. 16th on both our printed paper and on Yomiuri Shimbun on-line. This is the next day of your Independence Day, and as for our Japanese the anniversary of the end of the War.

In this story, I reconfirm the great role of Bose for Free India and introduce websites about Bose such as Bengal Online. Reading these pages we Japanese could learn more about his experienced career, activity before 1941 and his wide humanity. Though some people in India and Japan criticize his alliance to military Japan and German, no one can deny the fact his struggle had enhanced the spirit for Independence. We have to recall Gandhi called him "The patriot of patriots" There are a lot of problems, conflicts derived from narrow 'patriotism' in the world including Subcontinent of India. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is a true leader beyond religion, gender and rank and he will be immortal forever.

I am sorry our space is limited, we have written only a little part of Bose this time. I expect our readers will contact your web site directly and learn much more about Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. May your website enrich further more!

Kiyoshi Koizumi
Writer for the Yomiuri Shimbun
Editorial Bureau of Osaka News Office
5-9, Nozaki-Cho, Kita-Ku
Osaka,530-8551, Japan