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Jai Hind! Uttarakhand universities to have ‘Wall of Valor’ for 21 Param Vir Chakra soldiers

The Uttarakhand governor K K Paul on Friday presented the vice chancellors of universities with 21 portraits of Param Vir Chakra recipients to be displayed in the universities premises. Brainchild of  former Rajya Sabha member Tarun Vijay, the Vidya Veerta Abhiyan proposes the construction of a 15 by 20 feet ‘wall of valor’ in higher educational institution campuses to display the portraits of Indian Army soldiers decorated with the Param Vir Chakra, the highest military honor.

The three living recipients of the Param Vir Chakra:  Yogendra Singh Yadav, Bana Singh and Sanjay Kumar               (Image Source)

This nationwide mission will create a strong feeling of patriotism and great respect for our soldiers. Portraits of brave soldiers and knowing their stories will help youngsters follow a positive direction in life. It will inspire them to serve the country.

– K K Paul, Governor of Uttarakhand

Yogendra Yadav, the Param Vir Chakra receipt during the 1999 Kargil War was also present at the ceremony. The governor praised the invaluable contribution of our military heroes and believes they are the quintessential role models for the younger generation.

Uttarakhand was the first state to launch this mission after it was launched in JNU by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar. We will give full support to making the mission a success at the university level.

– Dhan Singh Rawat, Education Minister, Uttarakhand

List of 21 Param Vir Chakra recipients of Indian Army

 

Image Source: Wikipedia

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