Friday, March 13, 2020

Rich tributes paid to heroes of First War of Independence

Port Blair, March 11: The Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman Shri Abhishek Dev led the Islanders in paying rich tributes to the heroes of First War of Independence on March 10, 2020. This day (Mar 10) commemorates the arrival of the First Batch of Freedom Fighters of 1857 to these Islands. At a solemn function held at the Chatham Memorial at Chatham Island yesterday, the Deputy Commissioner laid wreath at the memorial as a mark of respect to the Freedom Fighters. Floral tributes were also offered by the senior officers of the Administration, members of Local Born Association besides old inhabitants of these Islands at the Memorial. Ex- President, Local Born Association, Shri John Lobo despite his old age offered floral tributes at the Memorial. The programme was organized by the Directorate of Arts & Culture, A&N Administration.

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