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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Defence

 

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2764

TO BE ANSWERED ON 23.08.2006

Recognition of Noor Inayat Khan’s Bravery

2764.

SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-

a)                 Government’s attention has been drawn to the recently published story of the heroism and sacrifice of Noor Inayat Khan, the first woman to have landed in an enemy territory of occupied France in World War-II;

b)                 if so, what steps Government are taking to recognize this example of bravery and sacrifice, even at this belated stage, since her story would inspire many young people today and in future also; and

c)                 whether Government would consider instituting an award in the name of Noor Inayat Khan, for acts of bravery, as young civilian and member of civil Defence forces?

ANSWER
(SHRI PRANAB MUKHERJEE) MINISTER OF DEFENCE

a)      Yes, Sir.

 b) & (c ): There is no such proposal before the Government.