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PM Modi renames three islands of Andaman and Nicobar, pays tribute to Subhas Chandra Bose

Modi Also Congratulated The People Of Car Nicobar For Overcoming The Impact Of Tsunami, Which Struck The Island In 2004.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 30 Dec 2018, 06:46:13 PM
PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Veer Savarkar at Cellular Jail. (Narendra Modi/Twitter)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday 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 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.

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. 

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. He assured the people that their security is one of the top priorities of the government.

"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.

  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.

 "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)

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First Published : 30 Dec 2018, 06:36:05 PM