Visit Ross Island –Bose Dweep in 10 mins BOAT ride

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You have to Reach Aberdeen Jetty from Port Blair by road. Then take a Ferry ride (10 mins) to reach Ross Island. Ferries are available from Aberdeen Jetty at 08:30, 09:30, 10:30, 12:30 and 14:30 hours.

Its place flocked by the tourist so better be an early bird, As this island is now named after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, so let’s know about his contributions.

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“One individual may die for an idea ; but after his death,
incarnate itself in a thousand lives. That is how the wheel
of evolution moves on and the ideas and dreams
of one nation are bequeathed to the next “by Bose
.

Subhash Chandra Bose known as Netaji was born and respectable middle-class Bengali family on 23rd January 1897. Subhash father Janki Nath Bose was a known public figure at Cuttack where he successively becomes the chairman of Cuttack Municipality and government pleader and Public Prosecutor. In 1912 Janki Nath becomes a member of Bengal Legislative Council and received the title of Rai Bahadur

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“The secret of political bargaining is to
look more strong than what you really are”by Bose.

Subhash graduated from Calcutta University in 1919 and was first class in Philosophy. The same here his parents send him to England to complete his Indian Civil Service. In 1920 he appeared for ICS and came out force in order of merit.

However, Subhash did not complete the year of the profession in which every successful candidate in the examination was required to undergo.

The sequence of political development in India beginning with the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, followed by enactment of Rowlatt Act and the Congress resentment with the launch of non cooperation movement emotionally disturb boss and he decided to resign from much-awaited ICS in April 1921 explaining: I do not think that one could be loyal to the British Raj and yes sir India honestly, heart and soul.

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“Nationalism is inspired by the highest human ideals of the human race, Satyam(the truth),
Shivam(the god),
Sundaram(the beautiful)”by Bose.


In 1929, Subhas Chandra Bose was elected president of all India trade union congress, the position which he held till 1931. In fact, by the time bose emerged as a prominent and influential leader of left-wing in the Indian National Congress. Give a dynamically to the youth and the students of the country on National scale, also telling the support of industrial workers by building up trade unionism on solid Foundation. 

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“It does not matter who among us will live to see
India free. It is enough that India shall be free and that we shall give our all to make her free” by Bose.

In the words of Michael Edward: Bose was perhaps the only genuinely Revolutionary Indian national leader and took genuinely Revolutionary Road.

Had no faith in gradualism or in parliamentary democracy as a system suited to economically and socially backward countries. He was deeply influenced by the romantic pacifism of Nazi Germany, yet he represented the continuing achievement of religious and cultural nationalism. 

Though many office political ideas came from Germany, Italy and Soviet Union, his model for an independent India was based on a turkey of Kamel Ataturk. When a stone Centre authority head solves the problem of social change, then perhaps, the masses would be ready for democracy. (British India 1772- 1947 page 292)

Visiting this island is dwelling in preserved past, where plants have taken over human homes and saga of history could be heard by gigantic roots and abandoned houses.

History: Ever since Dr. James Pattison Walker arrived in Port Blair aboard the East India Company’s steam frigate ‘Senuramis’ on 10 March 1858, this island remained under British occupation till 1942. From 1942 to 1945, the island was under the occupation of Japanese.

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However, the allies reoccupied the island in 1945 and later abandoned it. During British occupation, this island was the seat of power of the British. In April 1979, the island was handed over to the Indian Navy, which set up a small post, INS Jarawa, named after one of the indigenous tribes of the Andaman group of islands.

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Ross Island is controlled by the Indian navy, which requires every visitor to sign in on entering. It was during the British rule that the island was developed to a perfect township. Many reminiscent of the old British regime are still alive in this stunning Island.

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CHURCH

The Ross Island is about 2 km east of Port Blair and can be reached by a short boat ride from Phoenix Bay Jetty. The island presently houses the ruins of old buildings like Ballroom, Chief Commissioner’s House, Govt. House, Church, Hospital, Bakery, Press, Swimming Pool and Troop Barracks, all in a dilapidated condition, reminiscent of the old British regime.

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Ross Island is controlled by the Indian navy, which requires every visitor to sign in on entering. It was during the British rule that the island was developed to a perfect township. 

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Many reminiscent of the old British regime are still alive in this stunning Island. The Ross Island is about 2 km east of Port Blair and can be reached by a short boat ride from Phoenix Bay Jetty.

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The island presently houses the ruins of old buildings like Ballroom, Chief Commissioner’s House, Govt. House, Church, Hospital, Bakery, Press, Swimming Pool and Troop Barracks, all in a dilapidated condition, reminiscent of the old British regime.

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