HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar Launches Vidya-Veerta Abhiyan (Download PDF)

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Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar will launch Students for soldiers- a nationwide Vidya – Veerta Abhiyan to encourage 1, 000 educational institutions to display portraits of war heroes on campus.

Image of the Vidya – Veerta Abhiyan

Image of the Vidya – Veerta Abhiyan

Image of the Vidya – Veerta Abhiyan

Highlights:

  • The portraits of Param Veer Chakra decorated soldiers were handed over to the Vice Chancellors of

    • Jawaharlal Nehru University
    • Delhi University
    • Jamia Milia Islamia, Jammu
    • IIT Delhi
  • The “wall of heroes” depicting portraits of brave soldiers
  • The aim of this Abhiyan is to instill a sense of patriotism and nationalism among students
  • It is important that we have portraits of such soldiers in our universities to create passion and enthusiasm among the youngsters
  • We feel secure just because of the continuous vigil and alertness of our forces busy in securing our borders.
  • This initiative has been launched in the wake of the demand made by the ex-servicemen that portraits of martyrs and tanks used in wars be showcased in the universities and educational institutions to instil a sense of nationalism and patriotism among the students
  • The HRD Ministry had also disclosed Veergatha books on the 21 Param Veer Chakra awardees for educating school children about the sacrifices made by the Param Veer Chakra awardees.
  • The HRD ministry will put portrait of Paramveer Winners into all private institutes and in the government colleges.
  • This campaign will be started from JNU, Du and from Jamiya university.

Param Veer Chakra

  • The Param Vir Chakra (PVC) is India’s highest military decoration awarded for the displaying distinguished acts of valour during wartime
  • The name of the award translates as the “Wheel of the Ultimate Brave”
  • This award can also be awarded posthumously
  • The award was established on 26 January 1950
  • Then has been awarded 21 times, of which 14 were posthumous awards and 16 has been awarded for acts of bravery committed during the Indo-Pakistani conflicts
  • The 21 awardees,

    • 20 have been from the Indian Army
    • 1 has been from the Indian Air Force
  • The design of the medal was designed by Savitri Khanolkar

- Published/Last Modified on: May 15, 2017

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