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75th Anniversary of the hoisting of Tricolour on Andaman celebrated by Azad-Hind-Samiti
TIWN Dec 30, 2018
75th Anniversary of the hoisting of Tricolour on Andaman celebrated by Azad-Hind-Samiti
PHOTO : 75th Anniversary of the hoisting of Tricolour on Andaman celebrated by Azad-Hind-Samiti. TIWN Pic Dec 30

AGARTALA, Dec 30 (TIWN): 75th anniversary of hoisting tricolor flag at Andaman led by Indian freedom fighter Netaji Subash Chandra Bose was celebrated by Azad Hind Samiti on Sunday at Agartala.

Bose had hoisted the flag at Port Blair on December 30, 1943, as he believed that Port Blair was the first territory to be freed from British rule. This was done after the Japenese captured that area during the time of the Second World War.

About Bose :

• Born on January 23, 1897, Bose tried to free India from the British rule with the help of Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany but had failed in his attempt.

• In 1938 and 1939, Netaji served the Indian National Congress as its President. But later, he was ousted from the party due to his differences with Mahatma Gandhi.

• After expulsion from Congress, he was placed under house arrest by the British. Later in 1940, he escaped from India.

• In 1941, he went to Germany where he established Free India Centre and another Free India Centre in Berlin with the help of German funds.

• During his stay in Germany, he formed a Free India Legion to aid in a possible future German land invasion of India. The group was formed with the participation of some 3000 people comprising of Indians who were captured by Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps.

• Later in 1943, he moved to Japan and revamped the Indian National Army (INA) with Japanese support. INA was a group of Indian soldiers from the British-Indian army who were captured in the Battle of Singapore.

• As per reports, Bose died when his plane crashed in Taiwan. However, several Indians don’t believe that he died in the crash or even the crash had occurred.

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