Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to pay huge respects to the freedom fighter Subash Chandra Bose by renaming the popular islands of Andaman and Nicobar.
The renaming will take place to mark the 75th anniversary of the day when Subhas Chandra Bose hoisted the national flag at Port Blair. On December 30, 1943, Bose had hoisted a flag at Port Blair, as he believed that Andaman was the first territory that had been freed from the British occupation after the Japanese captured the area during the Second World War.
Bose had reportedly suggested that Andaman and Nicobar islands be renamed Shahid and Swaraj dweep. According to reports, PM Modi will be accompanied by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and will be hoisting a 150-meter flag to mark the occasion. Modi will also release a commemorative stamp and a coin on the occasion.
Modi will be renaming Ross Island, Neil Island and Havelock Island- will be renamed as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Island, Shaheed Dweep and Swaraj Dweep, respectively.