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GOLDEN TRIBUTE TO INDIA’S HEROES!

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday named 21 Islands in Andaman and Nicobar after recipients of India’s highest military decoration, the Param Vir Chakra. The naming was done on occasion of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s 126th birth anniv also known as Parakram Diwas.

“When history is being made, the future generations not just remember, assess and evaluate it, but also find constant inspiration from it,” Modi said. The first recipient of the award was Major Somnath Sharma, who lost his life while fighting against Pak in 1947.

INDIA 1ST COUNTRY TO NAME ISLANDS AFTER SOLDIERS: HM
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, present on the occasion on Monday, said that India is the fi rst country to have done this, as no other country in the world had named an island after the brave soldiers who fought for the nation.

BELOW ARE ALL 21 ISLANDS THAT WERE NAMED...

  • DHAN SINGH ISLAND Lieutenant Colonel (then Major) Dhan Singh Thapa
  • TARAPORE ISLAND Lt Col Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore
  • KARAM SINGH ISLAND Lance Naik Karam Singh
  • BANA ISLAND Naib Subedar Bana Singh
  • EKKA ISLAND Lance Naik Albert Ekka
  • KHETRAPAL ISLAND 2nd Lt Arun Khetrapal
  • PANDEY ISLAND Lt Manoj Kumar Pandey
  • HOSHIAR ISLAND Major Hoshiar Singh
  • SHAITAN ISLAND Major Shaitan Singh
  • JADUNATH ISLAND Nayak Jadunath Singh
  • YOGENDER ISLAND Subedar Major YS Yadav
  • HAMID ISLAND Company Quartermaster Havildar Abdul Hamid
  • RANE ISLAND 2nd Lt Rama Raghoba Rane
  • RAMASWAMY ISLAND Major R Parameswaran
  • BATRA ISLAND Captain Vikram Batra
  • JOGINDER ISLAND Subedar Joginder Singh
  • SALARIA ISLAND Capt GS Salaria (then Major)
  • PIRU ISLAND Company Havildar Major Piru Singh
  • SOMNATH ISLAND Major Somnath Sharma
  • SEKHON ISLAND Flying Officer NS Sekhon
  • SANJAY ISLAND Subedar Major Sanjay Kumar
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