May 26, 2024
  • On Parakram Diwas, 21 largest unmanned islands of Andaman & Nicobar Islands are named after 21 Param Vir Chakra (PVC) awardees.
    • Parakram Diwas is celebrated on occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
  • Param Vir Chakra (PVC) is India’s highest military decoration, awarded for displaying distinguished acts of valor during wartime.
  • It was designed by Mrs. Savitri Khanolkar.
  • Cast in bronze, it carries state emblem at centre on a raked circle surrounded by four replicas of lndra’s Vajra, flanked by sword of Shivaji.
  • Major Somnath Sharma (Posthumous) was first PVC awardee.


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