The PM on Monday announced that the 21 largest unnamed islands will be named after Param Vir Chakra awardees.
In a tweet, Shetty wrote, “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.”
“These islands have been named after the 21 Param Vir Chakra awardees, viz. Major Somnath Sharma; Subedar and Hony Captain (then Lance Naik) Karam Singh, MM; 2nd Lt. Rama Raghoba Rane; Nayak Jadunath Singh; Company Havildar Major Piru Singh; Capt GS Salaria; Lieutenant Colonel (then Major) Dhan Singh Thapa; Subedar Joginder Singh; Major Shaitan Singh; CQMH. Abdul Hamid; Lt Col Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore; Lance Naik Albert Ekka; Major Hoshiar Singh; 2nd Lt. Arun Khetrapal; Flying Officer Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon; Major Ramaswamy Parameswaran; Naib Subedar Bana Singh; Captain Vikram Batra; Lt Manoj Kumar Pandey; Subedar Major (then Rifleman) Sanjay Kumar; and Subedar Major Retd (Hony Captain) Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav,” PMO further stated.
Thank you Hon. PM @narendramodi ji for renaming 21 islands of #AndamanNicobar in the names of the 21… https://t.co/Nu5UtCDE81
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) 1674455481000
He joined a host of Bollywood celebs like Sidharth Malhotra and Ajay Devgn, among others who took to their handles to post a note of thanks to the PM. Malhotra said, “The very news that an island in Andaman & Nicobar is named after our hero Capt. Vikram Batra leaves me with goosebumps! 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.”
Ajay, on the other hand, said, “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.”
The very news that an island in Andaman & Nicobar is named after our hero Capt. Vikram Batra leaves me with goosebu… https://t.co/NFl1b9NGze
— Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) 1674455565000
Those who stumbled upon Suniel’s tweet couldn’t help but comment, “Sir shadi me busy nhi ho kya aaj?”
Another quipped, “Bhai shaadi pe dhyan do, idhar rasgoole ek hi de rhe counter number – 27 pe, veg kolhapuri dena bhi band kr diye ab toh.”
After Athiya and Rahul officially took a plunge at 4:15 pm, the happy father of the bride, along with his son Ahan Shetty stepped out to greet the media and distribute sweets to the photographers waiting outside the venue. He also thanked them for their patience.
Giving his first reaction after the wedding, he said, “It was surreal. It was a beautiful event. Very small, there was just close family. Bohot accha raha. Phere bhi Ho gaye abhi. Shaadi officially Ho chuki hai so officially father in law bhi ban chuka hu.”