October 25, 2021, 11:29 am
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Swarnim Vijay Varsh Victory Flame taken to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island

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The ‘Lone Sailor Statue,’ which stands on the approach to Port Blair harbor, was built to honour individuals who displayed bravery at sea and made the ultimate sacrifice. The ceremony was held in the backdrop of the 1971 war to honour the greatest sacrifice made by the officers and sailors of the INS Khukri, particularly Commanding Officer Captain Mahendra Nath Mulla (posthumous Maha Vir Chakra) who opted to go down with his ship.

The ‘Lone Sailor Statue,’ which stands on the way to Port Blair port, was built to commemorate individuals who displayed bravery at sea and made the ultimate sacrifice. The event was held in the backdrop of the 1971 war to honour the tremendous sacrifice made by the officers and sailors of the INS Khukri, notably Commanding Officer Captain Mahendra Nath Mulla (posthumous Maha Vir Chakra).

Three kilometres east of central Port Blair sits the island. During the freedom struggle in December 1943, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose raised the national tricolour there.

On December 30, 2018, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi christened Ross Island Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island to mark the 75th anniversary of the momentous event.

The Victory Flame returned to Port Blair Jetty after touring the island. The staff present at the event followed all COVID-19 procedural requirements.