PM renames Ross, Neil, Havelock Islands

PM renames Ross, Neil, Havelock Islands

Prime Minister Narendra Modi renamed three islands of Andaman and Nicobar on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's historic visit to the territory's capital, where the latter hoisted the national flag.

The Ross Island was renamed as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Island, the Neil Island as Shaheed Dweep and the Havelock Island as Swaraj Dweep.

The PM 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, Modi visited the Marina Park in Port Blair and hoisted a national flag on a 150-feet high mast.

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

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