To mark the 75th anniversary of the hoisting of the Tricolour for the first time by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Port Blair, the government is set to release a commemorative Rs 75 coin.
The 35-gram coin will be made of 50 percent silver, 40 percent copper, and 5 percent each of nickel and zinc. It will bear a portrait of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose saluting the Tricolour on the background of cellular jail.
In an official statement released by Ministry of Finance, it said,
The coin of seventy-five rupees denomination shall only be coined at the Mint for issue under the authority of the central government on the occasion of '75th Anniversary of Hoisting of Tricolour' for the first time by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Port Blair.
The Rs 75 coin will also showcase a numeral 75 along with an inscription “anniversary” that will be depicted below the portrait. An inscription saying 'First Flag Hoisting Day’ in both Devanagari script and English, said PTI.
On December 30, 1943, Bose had hoisted the Tricolour for the first time at Cellular Jail, Port Blair. Hoisting the flag at Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 21, had 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, said Yahoo News.