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'Bose, Shaheed and Swaraj,' PM gives new names to 3 Andaman islands

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

Press Trust of India  |  Port Blair 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting, at Car Nicobar. (Photo: PTI)

Prime Minister Sunday announced renaming of three islands of on the occasion of 75th anniversary of Tricolour hoisting by here.

The Ross Island was renamed as Dweep, the Neil Island would now be known as 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 here and hoisted a flag on a 150-feet high mast.

He also paid floral tribute at Netaji's statue in the park.

First Published: Sun, December 30 2018. 18:19 IST
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