Shah told that when Netaji began trying to liberate the country by forming the Azad Hind Fauj, this part became independent first.
He said that the Tricolour was hoisted here for the first time by Netaji and the Prime Minister named 21 islands here after those who sacrificed their lives for the country, the act of whom would be written in golden letters in India’s history.
The Home Minister said that Netaji’s memorial was being announced on his birth anniversary.
Shah added that many efforts were made to forget Subhas Chandra Bose, but those who are brave are not dependent on anyone for their memory.
He said that lighting the Amar Jyoti had been stopped in the jail, and the practice was restarted by the PM.