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Prime Minister renames Ross, Neil & Havelock Islands in Andaman and Nicobar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 30, 2018 announced the renaming of three islands of Andaman and Nicobar on the occasion of 75th anniversary of Tricolour hoisting by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in Port Blair.
The Prime Minister announced that, the Ross Island has been renamed as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep, the Neil Island would now be known as Shaheed Dweep and the Havelock Island as Swaraj Dweep.
On this occasion, Mr Modi also released a commemorative stamp, its first-day cover and a 75 rupees coin on this special day.
He also announced setting up of a deemed university after Netaji Bose.
He also dedicated the 150 feet high Flag Mast at South Point in Port Blair commemorating the historic event of the hoisting of first Tricolor on Indian soil by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Port Blair on Dec 30, 1943.