The Modi government has decided to rename 3 islands in Andaman & Nicobar — Ross Island as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, Neil Island as Shahid Dweep and Havelock Island as Swaraj Dweep on 30th December — coinciding with 75th anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose having hoisted national flag in Port Blair.
On 30 December 1943, Bose had hoisted the national flag at the Gymkhana Ground (now Netaji Stadium) in Port Blair and announced that the islands were the first Indian territory to be freed from British rule. The islands at the time were captured by the Japanese during World War II. Bose who led the National Army in an alliance with Japan hoisted the national flag in Port Blair
All the works have been almost completed and the new name will be announced by Pm Narendra modi during his visit to port blair on 30th december. Home minister Rajnath singh will also visit with Pm Modi and A 150 metre flag will be hoisted apart from a commemorative stamp and coin being released on the occasion.
Three islands in Andaman and Nicobar — Ross Island, Neil Island and Havelock Island to be renamed as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, Shaheed Dweep & Swaraj Dweep respectively by Centre.— ANI (@ANI) December 25, 2018
Pm Narendra Modi also hoisted the national flag at Red Fort on 75th Anniversary of Azad Hind government on 21st october this year.
Govt to Issue Rs75 Coin to Mark 75th Aniversary of Tricolour Hoisting by Netaji Bose On Dec30 1943, the Tricolour was hoisted at the Cellular Jail in Port Blair for 1st time & Netaji Subash Chandra Bose performed the honours It will be made of 50% silver, 40%copper 5% nic & zinc .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a public meeting at Marina Park in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands asks people to take out their mobile phones and switch on the flashlights as a gesture to pay tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.