On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi renamed three islands of Andaman & Nicobar- Ross Island, Neil Island and Havelock Island – as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Dweep, Shaheed Dweep and Swaraj Dweep, respectively.
PM Modi made the announcement at the public function in Andaman on the occasion of 75th anniversary of the formation of the Azad Hind Government by freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose.
PM said, “The country draws inspiration from Andaman. That is why the government has issued a notification and I am proudly announcing that henceforth, Ross Island will be known as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep. The Neil Island will be known as Shahid Dweep and Havelock Island as Swaraj Dweep”.
Modi remembered Subhash Chandra Bose and said, “When it comes to heroes of the freedom struggle, we take the name of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose with pride. The first Prime Minister of the Azad Hind government Subhash Babu had made India’s independence resolution on the soil of Andaman”.
Modi hoisted a 150 feet high tricolor at Port Blair and paid homage to the victims of 2004 tsunami accident and visited the cells in jail where Indian freedom fighters were kept and tortured by British.
PM Modi wrote on twitter, “In 1943 Netaji Bose unfurled the Tricolour in Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Today in Port Blair, I had the honour of unfurling the Tricolour to mark the 75th anniversary of Subhas Babu’s brave feat. We also reiterate our commitment to creating an India Subhas Babu dreamt of”.
In 1943 Netaji Bose unfurled the Tricolour in Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Today in Port Blair, I had the honour of unfurling the Tricolour to mark the 75th anniversary of Subhas Babu’s brave feat. We also reiterate our commitment to creating an India Subhas Babu dreamt of. pic.twitter.com/4DQk6prFmp
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 30, 2018
Modi announced to erect the see wall to stop the problem of sea erosion and also assured the people of Andaman & Nicobar for the development of area and for employment to youth.
He said, “The people here have been demanding a solution to the problem of sea erosion for a long time. I am glad to announce that the government has decided to erect a sea wall to deal with the problem, the foundation of which will be laid today”.
Modi added, “Along with the security of people at Car Nicobar, the government is making efforts to ensure employment for youth, education for children, and medical care for the aged and facilities for the farmers”.