The Andaman and Nicobar Islands administration celebrates 74th anniversary of First Flag Hoisting Day
The 74th anniversary of First Flag Hoisting Day has celebrated in Andaman and Nicobar Islands on December 30, 2017. Lieutenant Governor Admiral DK Joshi hoisted the National Flag at the main function held at the Gymkhana Ground in Port Blair. On the occasion, the Lieutenant Governor felicitated veteran Islanders who were members of Indian National Army and Indian Independence League. CK Bose, grandson of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose and Indresh Kumar, advisor to Forum for Awareness for National Security (FANS) and family members of veteran freedom fighter Veer Savarkar and others were present. A large number of FANS members attended the function. It was on this day, in 1943; Netaji Subash Chandra Bose had hoisted the National Tri-colour for the first time with the help of Japanese forces at the Gymkhana Ground in Port Blair and declared A & N Islands free from British Rule, four years before India’s Independence.
Topics: Andaman and Nicobar Islands • Azad Hind • Bose • Chandrabose • India • Indian Hindus • Indian independence movement • Indian National Army • States and union territories of India • Subhas Chandra Bose • Veer Savarkar International Airport • Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
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