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Parakram Diwas 2023: Today PM Modi will name islands after Paramveer Chakra winners, know about it

PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Modi will name 21 islands of Andaman and Nicobar on the 126th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra. PM Modi will join on this occasion through video conferencing. The country’s Home Minister Amit Shah has already reached Port Blair to participate in this program. Know why Paramveer Chakra is awarded…

Many nameless islands will be named on the occasion of Parakram Divas. The names of these islands are to be named by PM Modi in Andaman and Nicobar. PM Modi will join on this occasion through video conferencing. These islands will be named after Param Vir Chakra winners. Every year 23 January is celebrated as Parakram Divas.

PM Modi will also inaugurate the model of the National Memorial on this occasion.

According to the PMO, PM Modi will join through video conferencing at 11 am. During this, along with naming the islands, he will also inaugurate the ‘Model of National Memorial dedicated to Netaji’ to be built on Subhash Chandra Island.

The previously unnamed island will be named after Major Somnath Sharma. Major Somnath Sharma was martyred on 3 November 1947 while driving away Pakistani infiltrators near Srinagar airport. He was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra for his bravery and sacrifice.

The second unnamed island will be named after Param Vir Chakra awardee Major Karam Singh. He played an important role in the Indo-Pak war of 1947. There are 21 such brave sons of the country, who were honored with Paramveer Chakra.

When did the Paramveer Chakra start?

The Paramveer Chakra award was instituted on 26 January 1950. The award was posthumously awarded to the bravehearts for displaying indomitable courage and laying down their lives for the country, through their bravery in the face of the enemy. Till now 21 heroes of the country have been honored with Paramveer Chakra.

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