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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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    18:54 (IST)30 Dec 2018
    Govt working to put an end to water crisis for next 20 years: PM Modi

    The height of the Dhanikari dam is being increased so that the people do not face scarcity of water for the next 20 years, said PM Modi.

    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.

    18:01 (IST)30 Dec 2018
    PM Narendra Modi announces Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar scheme

    PM Narendra Modi announces Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar scheme to boost the employment opportunities for the youth. This will provide a boost to tourism, food processing and information technology.

    17:57 (IST)30 Dec 2018
    PM announces Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose deemed university

    PM Narendra Modi announces formation Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose deemed university.

    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

    PM Modi unfurled 150-feet-high tricolour at South Point, Port Blair.

    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
    Govt building vital sporting infrastructure, says PM Modi

    PM Modi shared that the government is building vital sporting infrastructure, which will further popularise sports in the UT and boost fitness levels.

    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
    Working towards trans-shipment port: PM Modi

    Modi said the central government is working towards a trans-shipment port that will boost economic prospects.

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

    PM Narendra Modi announced important decisions relating to agriculture and fisheries.  He said these will help protect local culture of the Andaman and Nicobar islands as well as increase livelihood opportunities.

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

    The central government, Modi said, has sanctioned Rs 7,000 crore for the welfare of fishermen across the country. The move is aimed at empowering the fishermen financially, he said, adding that his government was working to ensure that no corner in the country and its people are deprived of development.

    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

    "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 sea wall to deal with the problem, the foundation of which will be laid today," PM Modi said.

    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
    12:42 (IST)30 Dec 2018
    Centre committed to providing basic facilities: PM Modi
    12:41 (IST)30 Dec 2018
    Govt working towards development in Andaman: PM Modi

    While addressing the crowd at Car Nicobar, PM Modi said, "The government is working to ensure that no corner of the country and its people are deprived of development."

    12:37 (IST)30 Dec 2018
    Watch: PM Modi addresses crowd at Car Nicobar
    11:38 (IST)30 Dec 2018
    Need to change names wherever necessary: Chandra Kumar Bose

    Chandra Kumar Bose also told the news agency that there is a need to change names (of places) wherever important. "We need to change names wherever it is necessary, wherever it has historical importance," he said.

    11:27 (IST)30 Dec 2018
    Happy that NDA govt is renaming islands: Chandra Kumar Bose

    Thanking the Home Ministry for clearing the proposal to rename the islands, Chandra Kumar Bose told ANI, "I am very happy to state that the NDA government has decided to rename three islands. I think it was the duty of the Congress government of that era to have done this on 30th of December in 1947 itself. But it took 72 long years to really honour the soldiers of the Azad Hind Fauj, who fought the final battle for India's freedom."

    11:15 (IST)30 Dec 2018
    Congress should have renamed islands in 1947: Chandra Kumar Bose

    Earlier this week, 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."

    11:09 (IST)30 Dec 2018
    75 years ago, Netaji had hoisted the flag

    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. Today is the 75th anniversary of Bose’s declaration of the formation of the Azad Hind government.

    10:52 (IST)30 Dec 2018
    Netaji's grand nephew on PM Modi's plans to unfurl flag in island

    Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's grand nephew Chandra Kumar Bose had earlier tweeted, "Hon'ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to create history by hoisting the trìcolour at Port Blair on December 30, 2018, exactly from the same location where the first prime minister Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose had unfurled the flag 75 years back."

    10:47 (IST)30 Dec 2018
    Modi to launch several projects in Andaman and Nicobar

    Modi, who arrived in Port Blair on Saturday evening, will launch several infrastructure projects in the region. He will also release a commemorative postal stamp and a coin to mark the day. Later in the day, Modi will lay a wreath at the Martyrs Column and will visit the Cellular Jail in the city.

    10:43 (IST)30 Dec 2018
    PM Modi to hoist tricolour at Port Blair

    PM Modi, who will be accompanied by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, is also scheduled to hoist a 150-metre 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.

    10:36 (IST)30 Dec 2018
    PM Modi pays respect at Tsunami Memorial

    Modi paid his respects to those who lost their lives in the tsunami in the Indian Ocean in 2004.

    10:27 (IST)30 Dec 2018
    PM Modi likely to rename three Andaman and Nicobar islands

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to rename three islands in Andaman and Nicobar today, according to reports. The three islands — Ross Island, Neil Island and Havelock Island — are likely to be renamed Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, Shaheed Dweep and Swaraj Dweep, respectively. Follow our live blog for all latest updates.

    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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