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PM Modi Pays Tribute Netaji, to Name 21 Andaman Islands After Param Vir Chakra Awardees

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Andaman Islands named after Param Vir Chakra Awardees

On Parakram Diwas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi participate in a ceremony to name 21 largest unnamed islands of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The islands would be named after the 21 Param Vir Chakra awardees. The historic significance of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands and to honour the memory of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Ross Islands was renamed as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Dweep by the Prime Minister during his visit to the Island in 2018.

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PM Modi also inaugurate a model of a memorial dedicated to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose virtually in Andaman to commemorate the freedom fighter’s 126th birth anniversary. The model of the proposed memorial will be set up on Ross Island, which had been renamed as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Dweep in 2018.It will have a museum, a cable car ropeway, a laser-and-sound show, a guided heritage trail through historical buildings and a theme-based children’s amusement park, besides a restro lounge, according to officials.

List of those 21 Param Vir Chakra Awardees:

These islands have been named after the 21 Param Vir Chakra awardees, viz.

  1. Major Somnath Sharma;
  2. Subedar and honorary Captain (then Lance Naik) Karam Singh, MM;
  3. 2nd Lt. Rama Raghoba Rane;
  4. Nayak Jadunath Singh;
  5. Company Havildar Major Piru Singh;
  6. Capt GS Salaria;
  7. Lieutenant Colonel (then Major) Dhan Singh Thapa;
  8. Subedar Joginder Singh;
  9. Major Shaitan Singh;
  10. CQMH. Abdul Hamid;
  11. Lt Col Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore;
  12. Lance Naik Albert Ekka;
  13. Major Hoshiar Singh;
  14. 2nd Lt. Arun Khetrapal;
  15. Flying Officer Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon;
  16. Major Ramaswamy Parameswaran;
  17. Naib Subedar Bana Singh;
  18. Captain Vikram Batra;
  19. Lt Manoj Kumar Pandey;
  20. Subedar Major (then RifleMan) Sanjay Kumar; and
  21. Subedar Major Retd (honorary Captain) Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav.

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