‘An attempt was made to forget Netaji’, says PM Modi on naming of 21 islands

Parakram Diwas 2023: PM on the occasion of 126th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Narendra Modi today named 21 big islands of Andaman and Nicobar. The special thing is that these islands will be known as Paramveer Chakra winners. On this occasion, PM participated in the program through video conferencing. At the same time, Home Minister Amit Shah has reached Port Blair to participate in the celebrations organized on the 126th birth anniversary.

PM Modi addressed the nation after inaugurating it online. He said, these 21 islands will now be known as Paramveer Chakra winners. The coming generations will remember this day as an important chapter of the nectar of freedom. These islands will be a place of everlasting inspiration for our generations to come. I congratulate everyone for this.

PM further said, this land of Andaman is that land, in whose sky the free tricolor was hoisted for the first time. The voices of that unprecedented passion are heard from the cells of the Cellular Jail even today along with immense pain. After independence, an attempt was made to forget Netaji. This memorial is an inspiration for generations to come. Actually, on the occasion of Netaji’s birth anniversary, 23 January is ‘Valour Day’ celebrated as. 

Today is important for all three wings of the Indian Army – Amit Shah

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah today unfurled the tricolor in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on the occasion of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s 126th birth anniversary. During this he said, today is an important day for all the three wings of the Indian Army. Today, with the initiative of the Prime Minister, an attempt has been made to perpetuate the memory of our 21 Paramveer Chakra winners by associating them with the names of the 21 largest islands of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Home Minister said today, when the country’s independence progressed and Netaji tried to liberate the country with the efforts of the Azad Hind Fauj, even then this part got the honor of getting freedom first in the country and on this island from the hands of Netaji. Our tricolor was hoisted for the first time. 

Officials told that Netaji had hoisted the national flag at the Gymkhana ground here on December 30, 1943 and Shah is hoisting the flag at the same place today. The name of this ground is now ‘Netaji Stadium’ Is. Shah is also likely to visit the Cellular Jail where many freedom fighters were kept during India’s freedom struggle. 

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