What is the News?
The Government of India has launched the Veer Gatha Initiative.
What is the Veer Gatha Initiative?
Under the initiative, school students across the country will prepare projects in the form of poems, paintings, essays or multimedia presentations on the lives of gallantry award winners.
Aim of the Project
The aim of the project is to make school students aware of the gallantry award winners and to honour the acts of bravery and sacrifice of India’s brave hearts. The initiative also aims to celebrate the valiance and courage of armed force officers and personnel.
Ministries Involved: Ministry of Education along with the Ministry of Defence
Eligibility: Students of Class 3rd to 12th can participate in the initiative.
After preparation, the projects will be first vetted by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERTs) following which a committee will be appointed by the Ministry of Education. The committee will pick 25 best entries at the national level, which will get awards on the coming Republic Day.
Source: This post is based on the article “School students to prepare projects on lives of gallantry award winners under ‘Veer Gatha’ initiative” published in “Indian Express” on 21st October 2021.