On Parakram Diwas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi named 21 unnamed Andaman and Nicobar islands after Param Vir Chakra Awardees.
Andaman and Nicobar islands
On Parakram Diwas, Prime Minister Narendra renamed 21 unnamed Andaman and Nicobar islands in a ceremony. These islands are named after the Param Vir Chakra awardees of the country. Similarly in 2018 Ross islands, were renamed after Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.Neil Island and Havelock Island were renamed Shaheed Dweep and Swaraj Dweep
Parakram Diwas was declared by the Government of India on 23 January to commemorate the birth anniversary of Netaji Shubhash Chandra Bose in 2021.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote in his tweet “Today, on Parakram Diwas, I pay homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose & recall his unparalleled contribution to India’s history. He will be remembered for his fierce resistance to colonial rule. We are working to realize his vision for India,”
Prime Minister Modi also inaugurated the model of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s memorial to be built on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The proposed memorial will be built on Ross Island, which has been renamed Netaji Shubhas Chandra Bose Dweep in 2018. The memorial will have a museum, a laser and sound show, a cable car ropeway, a guided trail through historical buildings, and a theme-based amusement park for children, catering to government officials.
The list of 21 Param Vir Chakra Awardees
These 21 unnamed Andaman and Nicobar islands are named in such a way that the largest unnamed island is named after the first Param Vir Chakra awardee, similarly the second largest island is named after the second Param Vir Chakra awardee. And similarly the rest of the islands are named.
- Major Somnath Sharma
- Subedar and Hony Captain (then Lance Naik) Karam Singh, MM
- Second Lt. Rama Raghoba Rane
- Nayak Jadunath Singh
- Company Havildar Major Piru Singh
- Capt GS Salaria
- Lieutenant Colonel (then Major) Dhan Singh Thapa
- Subedar Joginder Singh
- Major Shaitan Singh
- CQMH. Abdul Hamid
- Lt Col Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore
- Lance Naik Albert Ekka
- Major Hoshiar Singh
- Seconnd Lt. Arun Khetrapal
- Flying Officer Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon
- Major Ramaswamy Parameswaran
- Naib Subedar Bana Singh
- Captain Vikram Batra
- Lt Manoj Kumar Pandey
- Subedar Major (then RifleMan) Sanjay Kumar; and
- Subedar Major Retd (Hony Captain) Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav.