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Modi in Port Blair HIGHLIGHTS: PM renames three islands in Andaman & Nicobar

The three islands — Ross Island, Neil Island and Havelock Island — will now be called Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, Shaheed Dweep and Swaraj Dweep, respectively, said Modi at a public function in Port Blair.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 30, 2018 8:49:19 pm
narendra modi, pm modi, andaman and nicobar islands, andaman and nicobar islands renamed, pm modi to visit andaman and nicobar, netaji subhash chandra bose, indian express Narendra Modi hoisted a 150-feet-high national flag at Port Blair to mark the 75th anniversary of freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose’s declaration of the formation of the Azad Hind government in 1943.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday renamed three islands in Andaman & Nicobar. The three islands — Ross Island, Neil Island and Havelock Island — will now be called Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, Shaheed Dweep and Swaraj Dweep, respectively, said Modi at a public function in Port Blair. He also hoisted a 150-feet-high national flag at Port Blair to mark the 75th anniversary of freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose’s declaration of the formation of the Azad Hind government in 1943.

Earlier in the day, PM Modi addressed the public in Car Nicobar and congratulated them for overcoming the impact of the tsunami which had struck the island in 2004 and assured to provide better facilities to the people in Andamans. “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,” Modi said. Modi also paid homage to the 2014 Tsunami victims at the Tsunami Memorial in Car Nicobar and visited Cellular Jail in Port Blair.

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PM Modi renamed three islands in Andaman and Nicobar on Sunday. Get all the HIGHLIGHTS here

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18:03 (IST)30 Dec 2018
PM Modi renames three islands in Andaman & Nicobar

Three islands — Ross Island, Neil Island and Havelock Island — will be called Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, Shaheed Dweep and Swaraj Dweep, respectively, announced PM Narendra Modi.

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17:57 (IST)30 Dec 2018
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17:50 (IST)30 Dec 2018
PM renames three islands in Andaman & Nicobar

The three islands — Ross Island, Neil Island and Havelock Island — will be renamed Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, Shaheed Dweep and Swaraj Dweep, respectively, announces PM Narendra Modi.

17:40 (IST)30 Dec 2018
Modi addresses public function at Port Blair

PM Modi addresses public function to mark 75 years of hoisting tricolour by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Port Blair.

17:03 (IST)30 Dec 2018
PM Modi unfurls 150-feet-high tricolour at South Point in Port Blair

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16:06 (IST)30 Dec 2018
PM Modi visits Cellular Jail

PM Narendra Modi visits Cellular Jail in Andaman & Nicobar islands.

15:21 (IST)30 Dec 2018
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15:11 (IST)30 Dec 2018
PM Modi pays homage to 2014 Tsunami victims

PM Modi paid homage to the victims who lost their lives in 2014 Tsunami at the Tsunami Memorial in Car Nicobar.

15:07 (IST)30 Dec 2018
PM Modi interacts with people at a public meeting in Car Nicobar

PM Modi interacts with people at a public meeting in Car Nicobar.

15:02 (IST)30 Dec 2018
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14:58 (IST)30 Dec 2018
PM Modi announces important decisions relating to agriculture and fisheries

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14:31 (IST)30 Dec 2018
Govt sanctions Rs 7,000 crore for welfare of fishermen

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14:28 (IST)30 Dec 2018
PM Modi stresses on use of green energy

While listing out the initiatives taken by his government for the farmers in the region, Modi said Minimum Support Price (MSP) of coconut husk has been increased to Rs 9,000 per quintal from Rs 7,000. He also stressed on the importance of solar power use for the preservation of the environment. "We are committed to giving the country affordable and green energy. While preserving the environment of the Car Nicobar, the possibilities of electrifying the place with solar power are being explored at the moment," he said, adding that a 300-KW solar power generation unit will be set up on the island.

14:27 (IST)30 Dec 2018
Security top priority of govt: PM Modi

Hailing the joint family system prevalent in the island, the PM said the people there can set an example for the other parts of the country. He also assured the people that their security is one of the top priorities of the government

13:53 (IST)30 Dec 2018
Govt to build sea wall to tackle erosion: Modi

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12:58 (IST)30 Dec 2018
Govt aims to provide infrastructure at Andaman and Nicobar: Modi

"The government aims to provide better infrastructure and connectivity here. The Centre is working to develop Andaman and Nicobar according to the situation and scenario here," the PM said.

12:55 (IST)30 Dec 2018
PM Modi shares development plans for Car Nicobar

"Besides security, the government is working to ensure that Car Nicobar gets development, education for children, job opportunities for youth, medical facilities for the elderly and irrigation for farmers," PM Modi said.

12:43 (IST)30 Dec 2018
PM Modi interacts with locals in Car Nicobar

In 1943, Subhas Chandra Bose had hoisted the flag after the Japanese captured the area during the Second World War. He had reportedly suggested back then that the Andaman and Nicobar Islands be renamed as Shahid and Swaraj Dweep. Earlier this week, Netaji's grand nephew Chandra Kumar Bose had told ANI that the Congress party should have renamed the island in 1947 itself. Explaining the significance of the day, he had said, "Netaji, as the first prime minister of undivided India, visited Port Blair on 30th December 1943 and hoisted the tri-colour and liberated these islands from the clutches of British imperialism."

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