Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar Islands) [India], Oct. 16 (ANI): In a veiled search in Congress for tarnishing “the image of many freedom fighters” like Subhash Chandra Bose and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Saturday that the Center is working to give these leaders their rightful place in history.

The Union Home Secretary was speaking at an event in Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, where he inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for various development projects in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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Speaking at the event, the minister urged young Indians to visit Andaman and Nicobar once as it is the “pilgrimage site of independence”.

“I was delighted to come to the island of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. It is very natural to be excited and proud to come here because complete independence could have been achieved in 1947, but in 1943 this part of the country has been freed from the clutches of the British for two years … The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a pilgrimage site of Independence … I urge all young people to visit Andaman and Nicobar once, ”Shah said .

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He noted that the central government was celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav across the country with the aim of “igniting patriotism among the children and youth of the country.”

“We want them to work for nation building in a spirit of patriotism and for the development of the country as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said.

He has claimed for years that “efforts have been made to diminish the image of many leaders” like Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

“But now it’s time to give them a proper place in history. People who sacrificed their lives should have a place in history. That’s why we renamed this island after Netaji,” he said. -he declares.

“This year we are celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and the 125th anniversary of the birth of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. When you see Netaji’s life, you feel that an injustice has happened to him. has not been given in history, “the minister added.

The Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Admiral DK Joshi (retired) was also present on the occasion. (ANI)

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