NEW DELHI: Actor Akshay Kumar on Monday (Jan 23) expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for naming 21 islands of Andaman and Nicobar after Param Vir Chakra awardees. On the event of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s 126th start anniversary, the PM on Monday nearly unveiled the mannequin of a proposed memorial devoted to Netaji, to be arrange within the Union Territory and in addition named 21 islands after Param Vir Chakra awardees. The award is India’s highest army ornament, which is awarded for displaying distinguished acts of valour throughout wartime.
Taking to Twitter, Akshay wrote, “What a remarkable way to honour Param Vir Chakra winners. Saluting their bravery and sacrifices. #IndiaHonoursParamveers.”
What a outstanding option to honour Param Vir Chakra winners. Saluting their bravery and sacrifices. #IndiaHonoursParamveers. https://t.co/hiZEDubatZ
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) January 23, 2023
The islands are named after Param Vir Chakra awardees Main Somnath Sharma; Subedar and Hony Captain (then Lance Naik) Karam Singh, MM; 2nd Lt. Rama Raghoba Rane; Nayak Jadunath Singh; Firm Havildar Main Piru Singh; Capt GS Salaria; Lieutenant Colonel (then Main) Dhan Singh Thapa; Subedar Joginder Singh; Main Shaitan Singh; CQMH. Abdul Hamid; Lt Col Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore; Lance Naik Albert Ekka and Main Hoshiar Singh.
Different names are 2nd Lt. Arun Khetrapal; Flying Officer Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon; Main Ramaswamy Parameswaran; Naib Subedar Bana Singh; Captain Vikram Batra; Lt Manoj Kumar Pandey; Subedar Main (then RifleMan) Sanjay Kumar; and Subedar Main Retd (Honorary Captain) Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav.
A number of different celebs together with Suniel Shetty and Sidharth Malhotra additionally took to social media and hailed PM Modi’s resolution to call the islands of Andaman and Nicobar after Param Vir Chakra awardees.