21 islands of Andaman and Nicobar will be known as Param Vir Chakra winners, PM Modi will attend the program
The largest 21 islands of Andaman and Nicobar will be known as Param Vir Chakra winners. For this, a program will be organized on January 23, in which Prime Minister Modi will also participate.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a model of a memorial dedicated to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on January 23. Along with this, on the 126th birth anniversary of Netaji, PM Modi will participate in the naming ceremony of the 21 largest unnamed islands of Andaman and Nicobar Islands through video conferencing. These 21 islands did not have any name yet, till now they were known by the name Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Earlier, keeping in view the historical importance of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and to honour the memory of Netaji, Ross Island was renamed Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island by PM Modi during his visit to the island in 2018. Along with this, the Prime Minister changed the name of Neil Island to Shaheed Dweep and Havelock Island to Swaraj Dweep.
On behalf of the Prime Minister's Office, it was said that giving due respect to the real-life heroes of the country is the topmost priority of the Prime Minister. Moving forward in this spirit, it has been decided to name the 21 largest unknown islands of the island group after the 21 Param Vir Chakra winners. 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. The move will be a tribute to the heroes of the country, many of whom made the supreme sacrifice to protect the sovereignty and integrity of the nation.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands MP Kuldeep Rai Sharma welcomed the government's move. It said, "I am happy that the central government has decided to name 21 islands of Andaman and Nicobar after our brave soldiers. Is." Along with this, MP Kuldeep Rai has appealed to publish a small booklet for school children, so that children can know about the heroes who sacrificed everything for the country.