Modi renames Ross, Havelock and Neil islands in the Andamans

The islands were renamed on the 75th anniversary of the Tricolour hoisting by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in the Andamans

By PTI in PortBlair
  • Published 30.12.18, 6:46 PM
  • Updated 30.12.18, 6:46 PM
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a public meeting in Car Nicobar on December 30. PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced the renaming of three islands of Andaman and Nicobar on the 75th anniversary of the Tricolour hoisting 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 during a speech.

Narendra Modi also released a commemorative stamp, its first-day cover and a Rs 75 coin on this special day.

He also announced setting up of a deemed university after Bose.

Earlier, the Prime Minister visited the Marina Park in Port Blair and hoisted a national flag on a 150-foot-high mast.

He also paid floral tribute at Netaji's statue in the park.