Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced theÂ 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.Â The Ross Island was renamed as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep, the Neil Island would now be known as Shaheed Dweep and the Havelock Island as Swaraj Dweep, Modi said during a speech.
Cellular Jail...this is where colonial rulers sent several nationalists and freedom fighters who fiercely resisted imperialism.â€” Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 30, 2018
Today, I had the privilege of visiting the Cellular Jail and paying homage to those greats who toiled for us and our freedom. pic.twitter.com/ofPCLmxjs3
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 and hoisted a national flag on a 150-feet high mast. He also paid floral tribute at Netaji's statue in the park.Â
There is immense fervour at the public meeting in Port Blair. Watch my speech live. https://t.co/kiIQbE9D3Nâ€” Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 30, 2018
Modi also congratulated the people of Car Nicobar for overcoming the impact of Tsunami, which struck the Island in 2004, and said the government was working to provide better facilities to the people in the Andamans.Â He assured the people that their security is one of the top priorities of the government.
Paid homage to those who lost their lives in the unfortunate 2004 Tsunami at the Tsunami Memorial in Car Nicobar. pic.twitter.com/VQMCSlxTYsâ€” Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 30, 2018
"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 seawall to deal with the problem, the foundation of which will be laid today," he said.
Â The PM stressed that the wall will be built at the earliest. Modi also said his government was working to ensure that no corner of the country and its people are deprived of development.
Have a look at the vibrancy in Car Nicobar. These are some pictures from the public meeting, where I got the opportunity to interact with citizens from all walks of life. pic.twitter.com/BKM7Z4XIj7â€” Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 30, 2018
Â "Along with the security of people at Car Nicobar, the government is making efforts to ensure employment for youth, education for children, medical care for the aged and facilities for the farmers," he added. Earlier in the day, the PM paid tributes to Tsunami victims at a memorial in Car Nicobar.
(With PTI inputs)