PROJECT VEER GATHA 3.0 (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Governance)

News-CRUX-10     7th October 2023        
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Context: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MoE) has now decided to launch Project Veer Gatha 3.0.

Project Veer Gatha 3.0

  • About: This initiative is part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and is introduced in schools with the purpose of creating awareness about Gallantry Awards.
  • Objective: The primary aim is to educate school students about the courageous deeds and sacrifices made by Gallantry Award recipients.
  • Activities Held: Various projects are organized, with an interdisciplinary approach, allowing students to express themselves through mediums like poems, paintings, essays, videos, etc. 
  • Awareness Programs: Awareness programs and sessions are conducted for schools all across the country, both virtually and face-to-face.
  • National Recognition: The Ministry of Defence rewards the best project nationally on the upcoming Republic Day.
  • Participant Increase: While the first two editions had 25 winners known as the "Super 25," the third edition, Veer Gatha Project 3.0, aims to select 100 winners, referred to as the "Super 100."
  • Cash Prizes: Each winner in this initiative receives a cash prize of Rs. 10,000.

Gallantry Awards

  • About: Gallantry Awards are a recognition of acts of courage and self-sacrifice performed by members of the Armed Forces, legally constituted forces, and civilians.
  • Categories of Awards: Wartime Gallantry Awards and Peacetime Gallantry Awards.

oWartime Gallantry Awards: Param Vir Chakra (PVC), Mahavir Chakra (MVC), and Vir Chakra

oPeacetime Gallantry Awards: Ashok Chakra, Kirti Chakra, Shaurya Chakra

oOther Recognitions: Sena Medal, Nao Sena Medal, and Vayu Sena Medal.

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