On the auspicious occasion of the 76th "Independence Day", I convey my heartiest greetings and best wishes to all the residents of A&N Islands. Today, we pay our homage to all freedom fighters and countrymen, who sacrificed their lives for the Independence of our Nation.

In our freedom struggle, the Islands played a significant role. The Cellular Jail has been perceptible witness of the sacrifices of our martyrs and freedom fighters. I also congratulate all Islanders for the overwhelming response towards the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” and “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign.

I would like to appeal to the Islanders to follow all COVID-19 guidelines and participate in COVID vaccination drive. Adolescents are also requested to get vaccinated at the earliest.

On this pious day, let’s come forward, drawing inspiration from the sacrifices of the great martyrs of our freedom struggle and steer our Islands towards the path of peace, harmony and prosperity.

Admiral D K Joshi


Lt. Governor, A &N Islands &

Vice Chairman, Islands Development Agency