The Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands' 21 islands shall henceforth be referred to as Param Vir Chakra awardees. The Parakram Divas was officially launched by PM Modi. These islands of Andaman and Nicobar were previously unnamed, but PM Modi has now given them a new name. In order to recognise the anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birth, the government had proclaimed January 23 as Parakram Diwas the previous year.
On the occasion of Parakram Diwas on Monday, many major celebritites applauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi 's decision to name the 21 largest nameless islands of Andaman and Nicobar Islands after 21 Param Vir Chakra recipients.
The decision to name an island after Capt. Manoj Kumar Pandey (Param Vir Chakra) is assuring that the example of supreme sacrifice for the motherland he left us with will continue to inspire generations to come. Thank you PM @narendramodi Ji. #IndiaHonoursParamveers— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) January 23, 2023
Thank you Hon. PM @narendramodi ji for renaming 21 islands of #AndamanNicobar in the names of the 21 #ParamVirChakra awardees, the true heroes of our Nation, on the 126th Birth Anniversary of the great #NetajiSubhasChandraBose. So proud! #JaiHind #ParakramDivas— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) January 23, 2023
The very news that an island in Andaman & Nicobar is named after our hero Capt. Vikram Batra leaves me with goosebumps!— Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) January 23, 2023
My heart swells with pride that I was fortunate to live his role on screen. This step taken by PM @narendramodi ensures that Shershaah lives on forever.
What a befitting tribute and so appropriate.🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 On the occasion of the 126th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi will name 21 islands of Andaman and Nicobar after 21 Param Vir Chakra awardees.@narendramodi #armedforcesofIndia pic.twitter.com/rt5YS5t7CU— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) January 23, 2023
On the occasion of 126 birth anniversary of Netaji #SubashChandraBose 21 islands of Andaman and Nicobar are being named after 21 #ParamvirChakra awardees! What a fitting tribute to the Warriors who made the supreme sacrifice! Jai Hind! 🙏🌺🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/RyOeZYEIjT— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) January 23, 2023