Parakram Diwas 2023: Prime minister Narendra Modi On January 23, he will participate in a program organized to name the 21 largest unnamed islands of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands after the names of 21 Param Vir Chakra winners. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the program through video conference on 23 January at 11 am on Parakram Divas. During the program, Prime Minister Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose will also unveil the model of the National Memorial dedicated to Netaji to be built on the island.
Keeping in view the historical significance of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and to honor the memory of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, the Ross Islands were renamed as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island by the Prime Minister during his visit to the island in 2018 . Neil Dweep and Havelock Dweep were renamed as Shaheed Dweep and Swaraj Dweep respectively.
Islands to be named after Param Vir Chakra winners
The Prime Minister has always given top priority to giving due respect to the real life heroes of the country. Moving forward with this spirit, it has now been decided to name the 21 largest unnamed 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. This step will be an everlasting tribute to our heroes, many of whom had sacrificed their lives to protect the sovereignty and integrity of the nation.
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These islands are named after 21 Param Vir Chakra winners – Major Somnath Sharma, Subedar and Honorary Captain (then Lance Naik) Karam Singh, MM, Second Lieutenant Ram Raghoba Rane, Naik Jadunath Singh, Company Havaldar Major Piru Singh, Captain G. s. Salaria, Lieutenant Colonel (then Major) Dhan Singh Thapa, Subedar Joginder Singh, Major Shaitan Singh, CQMH Abdul Hameed, Lieutenant Colonel Ardeshir Burjorji Tarapore, Lance Naik Albert Ekka, Major Hoshiar Singh, Second Lieutenant Arun Khetrapal, Flying Officer Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon, Major Ramaswamy Parameswaran, Naib Subedar Bana Singh, Captain Vikram Batra, Lieutenant Manoj Kumar Pandey, Subedar Major (then Rifleman) Sanjay Kumar and Subedar Major Retd (Honorary Captain) Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav.
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