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Islanders pay homage to freedom fighters

Port Blair ,

   The Chief Secretary (i/c) A&N Administration, Shri Raajiv Yadhuvanshi today led the Islanders in paying homage to the heroes of the First War of Independence, who arrived in the Islands on this day in 1858. In a solemn function held at the Chatham Memorial, the Chief Secretary laid wreath to commemorate the arrival of the first batch of freedom fighters. The PBMC, Chairperson, Smt. Sheela Singh, Secretary, Art & Culture, Smti Ankita Mishra Bundela, Secretary Education, Smti Tanvi Garg, Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman, Shri Vijay Kumar Bidhuri, Secretary (GA) Shri Rakesh Bali, Senior Officers of the Administration, descendants of the first batch of freedom fighters, eminent Senior Citizens, PRI members and others also paid floral tributes to the freedom fighters. A two minute silence was also observed as a mark of respect to those freedom fighters who laid down their lives for the cause of the nation. The programme was organized by the Directorate of Art & Culture.