Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday announced the renaming of three islands of Andaman and Nicobar on the occasion of 75th anniversary of Tricolour hoisting by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in Port Blair. Mr Modi was addressing a public function at the historic Netaji Stadium in Port Blair this evening.
The Prime Minister said, the Ross Island has been renamed as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep, the Neil Island would now be known as Shaheed Dweep and the Havelock Island as Swaraj Dweep. Mr Modi also released a commemorative stamp, its first-day cover and a 75 rupees coin on this special day.
He also announced setting up of a deemed university after Netaji Bose. After his arrival in Port Blair from Car Nicobar, the Prime Minister visited the Cellular Jail and laid wreath at the Martyrs’ Column in the afternoon. Mr Modi also dedicated the 150 feet high Flag Mast at South Point in Port Blair commemorating the historic event of the hoisting of first Tricolor on Indian soil by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Port Blair on Dec 30, 1943.