Addressing a huge gathering at Port Blair this evening during a public meeting organized after a function to mark 75th anniversary celebration of hoisting of Tricolor by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on Indian soil on 30th December 1943 at Port Blair, the Prime Minister announced renaming of Ross, Neil and Havelock Islands of Andamans.
“We I speak here, a notification is being drafted and now with immense pride I am going to declare it. From now Ross Island will be known as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Neil Island will be known as Shaheed Dweep and Havelock Island will be known as Swaraj Dweep,” Mr. Narendra Modi said.
During the public meeting, the Prime Minister also declared a deemed University for Andaman and Nicobar Islands, named as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Deemed University.
The PM reached Andaman on 29th December evening and today after visiting Car Nicobar Islands in the morning, he reached Port Blair late afternoon and visited the National Memorial Cellular Jail and laid wreath at the Martyrs’ Column.
The Prime Minister then dedicated the 150 ft. high Flag Mast at South Point, Port Blair, commemorating the historic event of Hoisting of First Tricolor on Indian Soil by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Port Blair on 30th December 1943.
After paying floral tributes at the statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Marina Park, the Prime Minister attended the public function at Netaji Stadium where he inaugurated and laid foundation stones for series of projects for the A&N Islands.