First Flag Hoisting by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

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  • Subhash Chandra Bose on December 30, 1943 had hoisted Tricolour for first time on free Indian soil at Cellular Jail of Port Blair during his visit to Andaman and declaring the island as the free territory from the British rule.
  • It was much before India attained Independence in 1947.
  • On same occasion, he had announced freedom of Andaman & Nicobar Islands (making it first Indian Territory) from the British rule and renamed them as “Shaheed-dweep” (Martyr Island) and “Swaraj-dweep” (Self-rule Island).
  • The island at that time was liberated from British rule by Japan which captured it during World War – II.
  • Major General Arcot Doraiswamy Loganadan of Indian National Army (INA) was made the Governor of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • Why in news? Union Ministry of Finance has announced to release Rs 75 commemorative coin on occasion of 75th anniversary of hoisting of Tricolour for first time by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Cellular Jail, Port Blair.