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PM Names 21 Andaman & Nicobar Islands After 21 Param Vir Chakra Awardees

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the memorial model dedicated to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Andaman-Nicobar Islands on his birth anniversary. 

During this, PM Modi also named 21 islands in Andaman and Nicobar through video conferencing. 

These islands were named after 21 Param Vir Chakra winners. These heroes include names like Vikram Batra, Abdul Hameed. 

PM Modi said that the country is remembering the leader every moment. 

On the naming of the Andaman Islands, the PM said that earlier there was a mark of slavery on these islands.

With this, the PM said that by naming the islands after Paramveer Chakra winners today, they will become places of inspiration for generations to come. There was a demand to make public the confidential documents related to Netaji, we did it. Netaji’s memorial in the Andaman-Nicobar Islands will infuse a sense of patriotism in the hearts of the people. People are now going to Andaman to know about our (freedom struggle) history. From Delhi and Bengal to Andaman-Nicobar Islands, the whole country is paying tribute to Netaji, saving the legacy associated with him.

Since independence, our army had to fight wars, everywhere our army showed its bravery. The country is being given a new identity in the name of army and jawans. Andaman is such a land where water, nature, environment, effort and inspiration are everything, said PM. 

The PM said that there would be no one in the country who does not feel like coming here. We have to recognize the opportunities. 

Even after the shocks of Corona, the effect of efforts in the field of tourism was visible. Along with this, another big change happened, people are getting curious about the history of this place apart from its beauty, He said.

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