Port Blair, Aug. 7: As the nation celebrates 75 years of its Independence, and in celebration of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, the Hon’ble Lt Governor, A&N Islands and Vice Chairman, Islands Development Agency, Admiral DK Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.) has waived off the entry fee to the National Memorial Cellular Jail with effect from Aug 8 to 15, 2022.

This initiative will benefit the visiting tourists as well as the Islanders and encourage them to visit this sacred and historical monument where freedom fighters from all over the country were incarcerated during the freedom struggle of India. The Tourism Department has urged tourists and Islanders, especially the youth to avail this benefit and visit the historical monument which has been described as a ‘place of pilgrimage’ for all Indians, a communication from the Directorate of IP&T said.