21 Andaman isles now bear names of Param Virs

21 Andaman isles now bear names of Param Virs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today renamed 21 islands of the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago after Param Vir Chakra awardees. On the occasion of Netaji's 126th birth anniversary, the Prime Minister also virtually unveiled the model of a proposed memorial dedicated to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, to be set up in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.He said the islands will be a source of inspiration for generations to come. PM Modi said that the only resolution for all 21 ‘Paramveers’ was ‘India First’.

Here’s the full list of 21 islands renamed after Param Vir Chakra awardees:

  • Dhan Singh Island after Lieutenant Colonel (then Major) Dhan Singh Thapa
  • Tarapore Island after Lt Col Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore
  • Karam Singh Island after Lance Naik (Hony. Captain) Karam Singh
  • Bana Island after Naib Subedar Bana Singh
  • Ekka Island after Lance Naik Albert Ekka
  • Khetrapal Island after 2nd Lt Arun Khetrapal
  • Pandey Island after Lt Manoj Kumar Pandey
  • Hoshiar Island after Major Hoshiar Singh
  • Shaitan Island after Major Shaitan Singh
  • Jadunath Island after Nayak Jadunath Singh
  • Yogender Island after Subedar Major (Hony. Captain) Yogendra Singh Yadav
  • Hamid Island after Company Quartermaster Havildar (CQMH) Abdul Hamid
  • Rane Island after 2nd Lt Rama Raghoba Rane
  • Ramaswamy Island after Major Ramaswamy Parameswaran
  • Batra Island after Captain Vikram Batra
  • Joginder Island after Subedar Joginder Singh
  • Salaria Island after Captain G S Salaria (then Major)
  • Piru Island after Company Havildar Major Piru Singh
  • Somnath Island after Major Somnath Sharma
  • Sekhon Island after Flying Officer Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon
  • Sanjay Island after Subedar Major (then RifleMan) Sanjay Kumar