Freedom fighter to represent Andaman at Rashtrapati Bhavan

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Port Blair, Aug 5 (UNI) Mr Pratap Singh, freedom fighter and former Indian National Army sepoy, will represesent Andaman in a function hosted by the President of India on the anniversary of the Quit India Movement in New Delhi.

About 190 freedom fighters from different states and Union territories are expected to participate in the function, christened 'At Home', at Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 9 to commemorate the country's struggle for freedom.

Mr Singh, also the recipient of Swantantrata Sanik Samman Pension, had already left for New Delhi, SAC Director Lucas Robert informed.

The freedom fighter, who was earlier associated with the number-4 Anti-Tank Gun Company, Punjab Regiment served the British India during the Second World War before surrendering to the German Army.

Later, responding to Netaji's call, he joined the INA and fought against the British and its allies in Normandy.


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