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PM Modi visits the Cellular Jail in Andaman, pays tribute to Veer Savarkar; renames 3 islands after Subhash Chandra Bose

Modi hoisted the national flag at Port Blair to marth the 75th anniversary of declaration of the formation of the Azad Hind government in 1943 by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a visit to Andaman and Nicobar islands. He arrived at Port Blair on Saturday evening along with Home Minister Rajnath Singh for launching several infrastructural projects in the area. Modi reached Car Nicobar on Sunday where he congratulated the people for overcoming the impact of the 2004 Tsunami that had struck the island severely.

Assuring the people of better facilities, he said, “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 announced that the government will build a seawall to deal with the problem of sea erosion. “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.

Modi also visited the Central Jail to par tribute to the great freedom fighter Veer Savarkar.

Thereafter he inaugurated the IIT at Arong and the Modern Sports Complex at a public meeting at Car Nicobar.

The Prime Minister hoisted the national flag at Port Blair to mark the 75th anniversary ofthe declaration of the formation of the Azad Hind government in 1943 by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

He is also expected to release a postal stamp, coin and first day cover commemorating the Azad Hind. He will then inaugurate a 7MW solar power plant and a solar village. PM Modi also renamed 3 Andaman-Nicobar islands after Subhash Chandra Bose.

Ross Island is renamed to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Island, Neil Island to Shaheed Dweep and Havelock Island will now be called Swaraj Dweep.

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