India To Name The 21 Largest Unnamed Islands In Andaman & Nicobar After Param Vir Chakra Awardees

by Tooba Shaikh
India To Name The 21 Largest Unnamed Islands In Andaman & Nicobar After Param Vir Chakra Awardees

The union territories of Andaman & Nicobar Islands have been extremely popular tourist destinations, both within the country and outside of it. Soon, this archipelago of Indian islands will be renamed after the 21 Param Vir Chakra awardees. This move is made in order to honour the awardees in an effective way and to secure the legacy that these awardees have left behind. The 21 awardees, who are all men, will have the islands named after them.

Param Vir Chakra Awardees Get Islands Named After Them

India will soon rename 21 of the islands of its union territory, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. In a press release that was published online, it was revealed that 21 of the largest unnamed Islands in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands will be renamed in order to honour the 21 Param Vir Chakra Awardees.

The ceremony of renaming the islands will take place on the 23rd of January at 11:00 AM. This renaming is done in order to solidify the legacy of these awardees and honour their achievements and services to the country. The largest unnamed island will be renamed after the first Param Vir Chakra Award recipient, the second largest will be named after the second recipient and so on and so forth.

The Prime Minister of the country, Narendra Modi will also be present at the ceremony. The Prime Minister will also unveil the model of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose that will soon be built on the Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Dweep. 

In addition to this, the press release also specified that the Havelock Islands and Neil Island will be renamed Swaraj Dweep and Shaheed Dweep.

Also Read: Planning A Trip To Andaman & Nicobar Islands? Keep These Points In Mind

Parm Vir Chakra
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List Of Names Of The Awardees

  • Major Somnath Sharma
  • Honourary Captain Karam Singh
  • 2nd Lt. Rama Raghoba Rane
  • Nayak Jadunath Singh
  • Major Piru Singh
  • Captain G S Salaria
  • Lt. Col. Dhan Singh Thapa
  • Subedar Joginder Singh
  • Major Shaitan Singh
  • CQMH Abdul Hamid
  • Lt. Col. Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore
  • Lance Naik Albert Ekka
  • Major Hoshiar Singh
  • 2nd Lt. Arun Khetrapal
  • Flying Officer Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon
  • Major Ramaswamy Parameswaran
  • Naib Subedar Bana Singh
  • Captain Vikram Batra
  • Lt. Manoj Kumar Pandey
  • Subedar Major Sanjay Kumar
  • Major Retd. Honourary Captain Yogendra Singh Yadav

Also Read: 5 Things To Do in Andaman

To read the full press release, click here.

Cover Image Credits: Wikimedia Commons