The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced the renaming of three islands of Andaman and Nicobar on the 75th anniversary of the Tricolour raising by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose here.
Ross island was renamed as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep, Neil island would now be Shaheed Dweep and Havelock island Swaraj Dweep, Modi said in the midst of a talk.
Narendra Modi also released a dedicatory stamp, its first-day cover and a Rs 75 coin on this phenomenal day.
He also announced setting up of a considered university after Bose.
Earlier, the Prime Minister visited the Marina Park in Port Blair and lifted a national flag on a 150-foot-high pole. He also paid floral tribute at Netaji’s statue in the recreation center.
Earlier in the day, PM Modi addressed the public in Car Nicobar and congratulated them for overcoming the effect of the tsunami which had struck the island in 2004 and guaranteed to provide better facilities to the people in Andamans. “Alongside the security of people at Car Nicobar, the government is making efforts to ensure employment for youth, education for children, medical care for the aged and facilities for the farmers,” Modi said. Modi also paid reverence to the 2014 Tsunami victims at the Tsunami Memorial in Car Nicobar and visited Cellular Jail in Port Blair.by