On the auspicious occasion of our Nation’s 76th Independence Day, I convey my heartiest greetings and best wishes to the people of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

As we all know, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands had played an important role in the freedom movement of our country. The first batch of freedom fighters was brought to the Islands in 1858.

It was in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, where on 30th December, 1943 Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose first hoisted the National flag.

Let us salute our freedom fighters and the valiant soldiers for their courage, bravery and sacrifice for our nation’s freedom.

I extend my heartiest greetings to the Islanders of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and pay rich tributes to all those great souls because of whose struggle and sacrifices, we are breathing the air of freedom.

Kuldeep Rai Sharma

Member of Parliament

Andaman and Nicobar Islands