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'This land of Andaman is land where Tricolour was hoisted for first time', says PM Modi

Says Veer Savarkar and many other heroes who fought for country were incarcerated in this land of Andamans

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- January 23rd 2023 01:37 PM -- Updated: January 23rd 2023 01:40 PM
'This land of Andaman is land where Tricolour was hoisted for first time', says PM Modi

'This land of Andaman is land where Tricolour was hoisted for first time', says PM Modi

New Delhi, January 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a ceremony on the occasion of Parakram Diwas on Monday, named 21 largest unnamed islands of Andaman and Nicobar after Param Vir Chakra awardees.

At the same time, he highlighted the importance of Andaman and Nicobar islands. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Andaman was the land where the Tricolour was hoisted for the first time and where the government of an independent India was formed for the first time.



He was addressing a virtual programme to name 21 islands of Andaman and Nicobar Islands after Param Vir Chakra awardees. "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 Bose. The country celebrates this day as Parakram Diwas," said PM Modi.


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Prime Minister Narendra Modi 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.


Addressing the virtual programme, PM Modi said Netaji's memorial in the Andaman and Nicobar islands would now infuse yet more patriotism in the hearts of the people.

"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.

"The place where Netaji first hoisted the Tricolor in Andaman, there today the skyscraper tricolor is praising the might of the Azadi Hind Army. Seeing the tricolor waving on the seashore, the thrill of patriotism increases among the people coming here," PM Modi added.

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Notably, the Central Government had declared January 23 as Parakram Diwas in 2021 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

- ANI

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