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PM Modi names 21 islands after Param Vir Chakra awardees

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- January 23rd 2023 01:05 PM
PM Modi names 21 islands after Param Vir Chakra awardees

PM Modi names 21 islands after Param Vir Chakra awardees

New Delhi, January 23: On the special occasion of Parakram Diwas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi named 21 largest unnamed islands of Andaman and Nicobar Islands after Param Vir Chakra awardees.   

In the meanwhile, on the occasion of Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti, PM Modi also unveiled the model of the National Memorial dedicated to Netaji to be built on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep.    

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List of 21 islands named on Param Vir Chakra awardees are: 

Major Somnath Sharma; 

Subedar and Hony Captain (then Lance Naik) Karam Singh,


2nd Lt. Rama Raghoba Rane; 

Nayak Jadunath Singh; 

Company Havildar Major Piru Singh; 

Capt GS Salaria; 

Lieutenant Colonel (then Major) Dhan Singh Thapa; 

Subedar Joginder Singh; 

Major Shaitan Singh; 

CQMH. Abdul Hamid; 

Lt Col Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore; 

Lance Naik Albert Ekka; 

Major Hoshiar Singh; 

2nd Lt. Arun Khetrapal; 

Flying Officer Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon; 

Major Ramaswamy Parameswaran; 

Naib Subedar Bana Singh; 

Captain Vikram Batra;

 Lt Manoj Kumar Pandey; 

Subedar Major (then Rifleman) Sanjay Kumar; 

Notably, Neil Island and Havelock Island were also renamed Shaheed Dweep and Swaraj Dweep.

In an official statement issued by PMO, "Giving due respect to the real-life heroes of the country has always been accorded the highest priority by the Prime Minister. Going ahead with this spirit, it has now been decided to name the 21 largest unnamed islands of the island group after 21 Param Vir Chakra awardees." 

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This step will be an everlasting tribute to our heroes, several of whom made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the sovereignty and integrity of the nation.




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