PM Modi names 21 islands of Andaman and Nicobar Islands after Param Vir Chakra awardees

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister

Modi

on Monday named 21 islands of

Andaman and Nicobar

Islands after

Param Vir Chakra

awardees.

PM Modi also unveiled the model of a proposed memorial dedicated to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, to be set up in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and said it will infuse feelings of patriotism among people. Monday marked the 126th birth anniversary of Netaji, India’s legendary freedom fighter.

In his virtual address, PM Modi underlined the importance of Andaman and Nicobar islands saying Andaman is the land where the Tricolour was hoisted for the first time and where the government of independent India was formed for the first time.

“This land of Andaman is the land where the tricolour was hoisted for the first time. Where the government of independent India was formed for the first time. Today is the birth anniversary of

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

. The country celebrates this day as

Parakram Diwas

,” said PM Modi.

Netaji’s memorial in the Andaman and Nicobar islands will now infuse yet more patriotism in the hearts of the people, he said. “I pay my tributes to Neta Ji Subhas and Param Vir Chakra Awardees. The land, where Neta Ji first unfurled the flag of India is all praises today for the Parakram of Azad Hind Fauz,” said PM Modi.

PM Modi also highlighted that Veer Savarkar and many other heroes who fought for the country were incarcerated in this land of the Andamans. “Veer Savarkar and many other heroes who fought for the country were incarcerated in this land of the Andamans. When I visited Port Blair 4-5 years ago, I dedicated Indian names to the 3 main islands there,” he said.

Last year, on the occasion of Netaji’s 125th birth anniversary, the Prime Minister unveiled the hologram statue of the freedom fighter at India Gate in Delhi.

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