Param Vir Chakra: The Param Vir Chakra is the highest Gallantry Awards. Here in this article, I am going to share with you the complete details about the Param Vir chakra winners, Facilities provided to PVC Winners. Here you will get to know about the design of Param Vir Chakra etc. To get complete information about this, check the complete article below. I have given complete details regarding its design of the name of the winner etc.
Param Vir Chakra: Facilities being Provided to PVC Awardees:
The Param Vir Chakra is the gallantry Award that is presented to the Honorable President of India. This award is the symbol of bravery and this award is only given to the Indian Armed forces Soldiers and officers like Indian Navy, Indian Army, Indian Airforce and territorial Army, etc. Here in this, I will tell you about the design of the Param Vir Chakra and facilities that are provided to the Param Vir Chakra Winners. Let’s start with What is Param Vir Chakra.
What is Param Vir Chakra:
It is a gallantry Award that is presented by the Honorable President of India to the Soldiers and officers of the Indian Armed forces for their excellence bravery and self-sacrifices. There are only 21 people who have received this award yet and out of 21 awardees, 20 are from the Indian Army and one is from the Indian Airforce.
This award is given for the excellence bravery during the wartime, It is considered as India’s best gallantry award.
Design of Param Vir Chakra:
The PVC is circular in shape and up of Bronze, the Size of the Medal is one and three inches in diameter. On its center, The Param Vir Chakra will be embossed. The Colour of the ribbon is plain purple. This medal has its own value and it is very to be that one person to get this honor on the behalf of the nation.
Param Vir Chakra Winners:
There is a total of 21 people who have received this honour and out 21 awardees, 20 are from Indian Army and 1 is from Indian Airforce. Noone from the Indian Navy has received this honour yet.
|Name of the Awardees||Date|
|Major Somnath Sharma||3 November 1947|
|Second Lieutenant Rama Raghoba Rane||8, April 1948|
|Naik Jadu Nath Singh||6 February 1948|
|Company Havildar Major Piru Singh Shekhawat||18 July 1948|
|Lance Naik Karam Singh||13 October 1948|
|Captain Gurbachan Singh Salaria||5 December 1961|
|Major Dhan Singh Thapa||21 October 1962|
|Subedar Joginder Singh||23 October 1962|
|Major Shaitan Singh||18 November 1962|
|Company Quarter Master Havildar Abdul Hamid||10 September 1965|
|Lieutenant-Colonel Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore||11 September 1965|
|Lance Naik Albert Ekka||4 December 1971|
|Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon||14 December 1971|
|2/Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal||16 December 1971|
|Major Hoshiar Singh||17 December 1971|
|Naib Subedar Bana Singh||23 May 1987|
|Major Ramaswamy Parameshwaran||25 November 1987|
|Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey||3 July 1999|
|Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav||4 July 1999|
|Rifleman Sanjay Kumar||4 July 1999|
|Captain Vikram Batra||7 July 1999|
Facilities that are provided to the Param Vir Chakra Winners:
Facilities provided to PVC Winners: There are many facilities that are provided to the Param Vir Chakra. Here are the following Monetary allowances are payable by the respective organization to the recipient of Gallantry Medal and after his death to his wife in terms of Rules 5 of the Rules governing the grant of Medal.
- 75% discount on journeys to be undertaken in the Economy Class is granted to the recipients of Police Medal for Gallantry by Indian Airlines. A computerized identity card is issued to the recipient of Gallantry Awards for availing the above facility from Indian Airlines by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
- First Class/ II AC Sleeper Complimentary Card Passes to recipients of Gallantry awardees and to the\ widows of Gallantry Awards Winners along with a companion. The above Complimentary Card Pass is issued by Railway Authorities.
- The Param Vir Chakra Awardees gets an allowance of 20,000/- per month. Earlier it was 10, 000/- per month but now the government has doubled the allowances.
There are also some minor allowances that are given to the Awardees like:
- Concession in the Electricity bill
- Special Canteen card issued by Indian Armed forces
- Medical facilities etc.
The Awardees of the PVC are the real heroes of our nation and out of 21 winners only two are still on duty and rest of 19 awardees sacrificed their life for the nation. They were the warriors and it is very tough to a warrior. We should always respect our Armed forces. they always do their best for the nation.
Please check Gallantry Award official website-gallantryawards.gov.in
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