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Government to release Rs 75 commemorative coin to mark anniversary of Tricolour hoisting by Bose

During his visit to Andaman in on December 30, 1943, Subhash Chandra Bose hoisted the Tricolor for the first time on free Indian soil at Cellular Jail of Port Blair, much before India attained Independence declaring the island as the free territory from the British rule.

Nov 14, 2018 10:01 IST
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The Union Ministry of Finance on November 13, 2018 decided to release a Rs 75 commemorative coin on the occasion of 75th anniversary of the hoisting of Tricolour for the first time by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Port Blair.

Earlier on October 21, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisted the National Flag at Red Fort and unveiled the plaque to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the formation of Azad Hind Government, formed by Bose.

Features of Rs 75 commemorative coin

The coin will bear the portrait of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose saluting the flag on the background of cellular jail.

A numeral 75th along with inscription “anniversary” will be depicted below the portrait.

There will be inscription in both Devanagari script and English saying 'First Flag Hoisting Day'.

The 35-gram coin will be composed of 50 percent silver, 40 percent copper and 5 percent each of nickel and zinc.

Flag Hoisting by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

During his visit to Andaman in on December 30, 1943, Subhash Chandra Bose hoisted the Tricolor for the first time on free Indian soil at Cellular Jail of Port Blair, much before India attained Independence declaring the island as the free territory from the British rule.

On the same occasion, he announced the freedom of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, the first Indian Territory, from the British rule. The island at that time was liberated from British rule by Japan which captured it during the World War - II.

Currently, the place where the flag was hoisted stands as a great memorial, and one of the best places to visit in Andamans. It was built by the Andaman Club as a mute testimony of Netaji's visit to the islands.

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