Home Minister Amit Shah has extended greetings to the country’s brave National Security Guard (NSG) personnel on their 37th Raising Day. In a tweet, Mr Shah said that NSG is a world-class trained force to tackle all facets of terrorism. He said, this formidable force has left no stone unturned to live up to its motto ‘Sarvatra Sarvottam Suraksha’ and India is proud of NSG.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah urged the youth of the country to visit the Cellular Jail, in Andaman also known as Kala Paani to realize the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters to make India free from British Rule and get inspired by the resolve of the martyrs.
He said this while inauguarting various developmental projects today at Port Blair, in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
He assured that a grand memorial for Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose will be built in Andaman.
Mr Shah said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier declared to celebrate Netaji’s birthday on 23rd January as Parakram Diwas across the country.
The Minister said that he felt excited after landing at this historical Island where Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Stayed for two nights. He said it is a place where Netaji hoisted Tricolour for the first time in 1943, and made this land free from British Rule prior to India’s Independence.
He said the Government wants to light up the sense of nationalism in children and youth through Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav so that they can be inspired to make a New and Great India and fullfill PM Modi’s dream.
PM Modi renamed three islands as Swaraj Dweep, Shaheed Dweep and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Dweep so that youth can inspired from our freedom fighters sacrifices, he added.
He also reiterated that we didn’t get a chance to die for freedom struggle but nobody can snatch away from us the chance to live for the country.
He said that Netaji, one of the greatest leaders of freedom struggle, has been ignored in Indian history and he should have been given his due place.
Our government is giving respect to these heroes and that’s why PM Modi renamed this islands as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island in 2018, he said.
The Home Minister virtually inaugurated the Humphrey Strait Creek bridge from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island at Port Blair. The bridge has been named Azad Hind Fauz Setu.
It is the longest bridge in Andaman and Nicobar Islands of 1.18km in length.
The Home Minister also inaugurated 49 Health and Wellness Centres in the islands by upgrading the existing health centres.
Mr. Shah also inaugurated and laid foundation stones of 14 health and development projects, including Cath Lab at G.B Pant hospital and 50 bedded Integrated Ayush Hospital in Port Blair. This modern Cath lab was constructed with a cost of 8 Cr and will provide treatment facilities like Angiography, Angioplasty and pacemaker transplant to heart patients of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
He also inaugurated a 42KLD slug treatment plant in Port Blair along with energy management centre.
The name of historical place Mount Harriet near Port Blair has been changed to Mount Manipur in honor of the royal family members who were kept at this place after Anglo-Manipur War in 1891.
The Minister stated that Government is committed for the holistic development of A&N Islands. Due to better coordination with Adminsitration under the leadership of Lt. Governor, developmental projects are being implementated in the islands, he said. He also assured that the projects for which foundation stones were laid or announced will also be completed at the earliest.
The Home Minister also inaugurated the extension of Junglighat Jetty in Port Blair and three fish landing centres.
He also laid foundation stone for Integrated Coammand and Control Centre in Port Blair under Smart City Mission, which will built at a cost of 197 cr Rupees.
Mr. Shah also the laid fondation stone for building 555 houses under PM Awaas Yojana which is being executed at a cost of 148 cr Rupees.