The Hush Post|09:00 am| 2-min-read
The Centre has decided to rename three islands in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The three islands that have been renamed are Ross, Neil and Havelock. They have been named Netaji Subash Chandra Bose island, Shaheed dweep, and Swaraj dweep, respectively.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to make the announcement during his visit to Port Blair on December 30. The occasion is to mark the 75th anniversary of Netaji’s visit to the islands.
Netaji’s visit to Port Blair
On December 29, 1943, Netaji, accompanied by Sarvashri Anand Mohan Sahay, Captain Rawat-ADC and Colonel DS Raju, the personal physician of Netaji, landed at the Port Blair aerodrome in Andaman.
Bose had visited the islands during the war, and renamed them as “Shaheed-dweep” (Martyr Island) and “Swaraj-dweep” (Self-rule Island). General Loganathan of the Indian National Army was made the Governor of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
In November, Netaji’s relative and West Bengal BJP vice-president Chandra Kumar Bose had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They had urged the government to name one of the islands after Bose as a tribute.
“By hoisting the national flag in Port Blair, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, as the head of the Azad Hind Government, fulfilled his promise and commitment of the Indian National Army (INA),” he wrote.