New Delhi: The government Thursday decided to release a Rs 75 commemorative coin on the occasion of 75th anniversary of the hoisting of Tricolour for the first time by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Port Blair.
A notification has been issued by the Ministry of Finance in this regard.
“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,” said the notification.
This coin will bear the portrait of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose saluting the flag on the background of cellular jail.
The 35-gram coin will be composed of 50 per cent silver, 40 per cent copper and 5 per cent each of nickel and zinc.
On 21st of last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi 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.
On December 30, 1943, Bose had hoisted the Tricolour for the first time at Cellular Jail, Port Blair.