Port Blair, Sept 11: The Delhi Development Authority (DDA), an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, GoI has a proposal to develop an iconic park as "Bharat Vandana Park" at New Delhi. Besides other attractions, the main component of the park will be an exclusive area depicting replica of an important monument from each State/ UT of India. This "Mini India Park" segment apart from other facilities will have miniature version of identified iconic/ historical monuments from all parts of India.
The DDA has requested the A&N Administration to identify one historical icon/ Monuments from the UT of A&N Islands to be a part of the Mini India, to showcase the rich heritage of our UT. Considering the historical significance and sanctity of the Cellular Jail, A & N Administration has decided to nominate the National Memorial Cellular Jail to be a part of "Mini India segment of Bharat Vandana Park.
The Cellular Jail at Port Blair, where several prominent Freedom Fighters were imprisoned and subjected to relentless torture has a central place in the history of Indian Freedom Movement. The depiction of Cellular Jail as a part of "Mini India segment of Bharat Vandana Park will strengthen the strong emotional connect of the monument with the Indians.