INDIA

PM Modi Name 21 Unnamed Islands of Andaman and Nicobar

PM Modi will today name 21 unnamed islands in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Following the Param Vir Chakra winners, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today name 21 unnamed islands in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands via video conference. He will also unveil a model of the Netaji National Monument, which will be built on Netaji’s Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep, on the occasion of Netaji’s birth anniversary on January 23.

Sharing the update via his Twitter account, PM Modi wrote: “Tomorrow, on Bravery Day, there will be a special program honouring the heroic children of Indian mothers. I will be participating via video conference at 11 am. In the meantime, The 21 largest unnamed islands in Andaman and Nicobar will be named after 21 Param Vir Chakra winners.”

In a release about the event, Prime Minister’s Office(PMO) said, “Giving the country’s real-life heroes the respect they deserve has always been a top priority for the prime minister. In keeping with that spirit, it has now been decided to name the 21 largest unnamed islands in the group after the 21 Param Vir Chakra awardees.”

“The largest unnamed island will be named after the first Param Vir Chakra winner. The second largest unnamed island will be named after the second Param Vir Chakra winner, and so on. This step will always be Salute to our heroes, several of whom made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the sovereignty and integrity of the nation,” the statement further read.

The Param Vir Chakra awardees who will have the unnamed islands named after them include Subedar and Honorary Captain Karam Singh, Major Somnath Sharma, Nayak Jadunath Singh, Second Lt. Rama Raghoba Rane, Company Havildar Major Piru Singh, Lieutenant Colonel Dhan Singh Thapa, Capt GS Salaria, Subedar Joginder Singh, Company Quartermaster Havildar Abdul Hamid, Major Shaitan Sing and Lt Col Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore. 

Salute forever to the heroes of India, many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure the sovereignty and integrity of India.

Additionally, the Ross Islands was renamed Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Dweep during the prime minister’s visit in 2018.

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