‘Wall of Valour’ to Come Up in Universities and Colleges to Honour Soldiers

Wall of Valour to honour our brave soldiers who laid their lives in turn to protect motherland will be built in 1000 colleges and universities. Check out more details about Wall of Valour here.

About 2 weeks ago, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that colleges and universities in India will build a wall to honour PVC awardees of the Indian Military. According to him, the wall would measure 15 X 20 feet. It will have painted images of the 21 PVC-decorated soldiers.

It is a concept initiated by writer and former Rajya Sabha member Tarun Vijay and implemented by PM Modi's Government to inculcate nationalism among students studying in colleges and universities across the country.

Following the suite, about 10 educational institutes have already decided to put up the 'wall of valour' to honour the brave Indian soldiers. To start with, portraits of 21 gallant awardees were presented to Vice-Chancellors of JNU, DU, IIT-D and Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI). The nationwide ‘Vidya Veerta Abhiyan’, will cover 1,000 educational institutes later.

This will increase awareness about the Indian Armed Forces and their sacrifices for the nation.

On the occasion of its launch, Grenadier Yogender Singh Yadav, PVC and Rifleman Sanjay Kumar, PVC shared their experiences and exemplary acts of valour during the Kargil conflict of 1999.

Following are the Param Vir Chakra recipients in chronological order:

Major Somnath Sharma, Posth.

4 Kumaon

1947

Second Lieutenant Rama Raghoba Rane

Bombay Sappers

1948

Company Havildar Major Piru Singh, Posth.

6 Rajputana Rifles

1948

Lance Naik Karam Singh

1 Sikh

1948

Naik Jadunath Singh, Posth.

1 Rajput

1948

Captain Gurbachan Singh Salaria, Posth.

3/1 Gorkha Rifles

1961

Major Shaitan Singh, Posth.

13 Kumaon

1962

Subedar Joginder Singh, Posth.

1 Sikh

1962

Major Dhan Singh Thapa

1/8 Gorkha Rifles

1962

Company Quartermaster Havildar Abdul Hamid, Posth.

4 Grenadiers

1965

Lieutenant Colonel A B Tarapore, Posth.

Poona Horse

1965

Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon, Posth.

18 Squadron

1971

Major Hoshiar Singh

3 Grenadiers

1971

Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal, Posth.

Poona Horse

1971

Lance Naik Albert Ekka, Posth.

14 Guards

1971

Major Ramaswamy Parameswaran, Posth.

8 Mahar

1987

Naib Subedar Bana Singh

8 JAK LI

1987

Grenadier Yogender Singh Yadav

18 Grenadiers

1999

Captain Vikram Batra, Posth.

13 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles

1999

Rifleman Sanjay Kumar

13 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles

1999

Lieutenant Manoj Kumar Pandey

7/11 Gorkha Rifles

1999

 

This is certainly a major and good step towards instilling a sense of patriotism and nationalism among students and motivate them to join the armed forces.



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