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Three Islands of Andaman renamed after Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

Three Islands of Andaman renamed after Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose: Details, History, Highlights

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will rename three islands of Andaman and Nicobar after Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on 30th December 2018. 

These three islands will be renamed during PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Port Blair to mark the 75th Anniversary of hoisting of the National Flag at Port Blair by freedom fighter Subhash the Chandra Bose.

Three Islands And New Names Are:

1. Ross Island- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island

2. Neil Island- Shaheed Dweep

3. Havelock Island- Swaraj Dweep

Significance

After the Japanese captured the Andaman Island during the time of the Second World War, Netaji had hoisted the flag at Port Blair on 30th December 1943. This was because he believed that Port Blair was the first territory to be freed from British rule. Netaji had even suggested way back that the Andaman and Nicobar Islands be renamed as Shahid and Swaraj Dweep.

Netaji Subash Chandra Bose had hoisted the flag at Port Blair on 30th December 1943, as he believed that Port Blair was the first territory to be freed from British rule. This was done after the Japenese captured that area during the time of the Second World War.


 

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