PM Modi to arrive Port Blair on Dec 30

To attend 75th anniversary of 1st flag hoisting by Netaji <Likely to address public rally
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Port Blair
9 Oct 2018

The long wait of the people of islands to hear Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon end as the PM is likely to arrive Port Blair on December 30, 2018. Detailed security arrangements are being made for the maiden visit of Mr Narendra Modi to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as Prime Minister of India. As per highly placed sources, the Prime Minister is scheduled to visit these islands in the month of December this year to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the First Flag Hoisting day by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose (December 30, 1943) on Indian soil. While particulars of the tour itinerary of the Prime Minister is not yet announced, sources say that Mr Narendra Modi is likely to hold high level meetings with the civil and defence establishments besides addressing a public gathering here.
Preparations for the visit of Mr Narendra Modi were reviewed at a high-level meeting held at Raj Niwas on Monday. A team of SPG (Special Protection Group) Commandos have already landed here to review security arrangements for the Prime Minister. Other security agencies have been directed to deploy adequate personnel during Mr Modi’s visit to this territory, as per sources.
On December 30 in the year 1943, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose hoisted the National Tri-Colour for the first time on Indian soil, at Gymkhana ground here declaring Andaman & Nicobar Islands as independent and named them ‘Shaheed, Swaraj Dweep Samooh’. The island at the time was liberated from British rule by Japan which captured it during the World War II. On 29th December 1943, Netaji accompanied by Sarvashri Anand Mohan Sahay, Captain Rawat - ADC and Col. DS Raju, the personal physician of Netaji, landed at the Port Blair aerodrome in the Andamans. He was received by the Japanese admiral at Port Blair. The enthusiastic Indians and Burmese also accorded a warm reception to him. By hoisting the Azad Hind flag, Bose, the head of Provisional Government of Azad Hind also fulfilled his promise that INA would stand on the Indian soil by the end of 1943. Netaji appointed INA General AD Loganathan as the governor of the Islands. Azad Hind Government was not merely a Government in Exile anymore but had its own land, own currency, civil code and stamps. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was and will always remain one of the brightest shining stars of India's independence movement.