Just a few days ago, breaking old traditions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisted National flag at Red Fort to mark the 75th anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s tricolor hoisting at Port Blair in Andaman. It was on December 30, 1943, legendary freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose who had founded the Indian National Army (INA) hoisted the Tricolour for the first time at Cellular Jail, Port Blair. The INA, under Netaji’s command had liberated Andaman Island from British rule for a brief period of time.
Now taking forward the celebrations, Indian Government is all set to issue special coins of rupees 75, to commemorate the incident.
The Rs 75 coin, bearing image of ‘Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’ saluting the flag on the background of cellular jail, would be 35-gram in weight, PTI reported. It would be composed of 50 percent silver, 40 percent copper, and 5 percent each of nickel and zinc, the report said.
Subhash Chandra Bose was a leader of the younger wing of the Indian National Congress in the late 1920s and 1930s, rising to become Congress President in 1938 and 1939.