Paramvir Chakra is a kind of that recognition provided to the personals of Indian Armed forces – Army, Navy and Air-Force. It is the highest military decoration award in India. It is an award for bravery and fearlessness in the presence of the enemy. Here, the word ‘Param’ means Greatest, ‘Vir’ means Brave and ‘Chakra’ means the wheel in Sanskrit hence the word Paramvir Chakra refers to the wheel of greatest warrior. It is next to the Bharat Ratna in the order of ranking in Indian Awards.
Ten Lines on Paramvir Chakra
1) Paramvir Chakra is the highest gallantry/military award in India.
2) It was established on 26th January 1950, on Indian Republic day of by the first President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
3) Paramvir Chakra was into effect from the prior of its establishment and awarded for the first time on 15th August 1947.
4) The Paramvir Chakra is awarded for one’s exceptional act of bravery and daring in the presence of the enemy.
5) The Paramvir Chakra can also be awarded to a recipient posthumously.
6) The Paramvir Chakra is conferred to the personals from Indian Air-Force, Indian Navy and Indian Army of both genders equally.
7) The medal of the Chakra was designed by Savitri Khanolkar, the wife of an Indian Army Officer Vikram Khanolkar.
8) The Paramvir Chakra award contains a medal of bronze. Along with it, the recipient is also provided a cash allowance every month.
9) The award is presented two times a year, firstly on Indian Republic Day and second on Independence Day by the President of India.
10) One person can be awarded Paramvir Chakra multiple times in his life if he proves to be worthy of it.
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1) Paramvir Chakra is equivalent to the Medal of Honour in the United States.
2) The medal of the Chakra is circular containing four vajra at 90 degree each and Indian emblem at the centre of it.
3) The backside of the medal has written ‘Paramvir Chakra’ in Devanagari Script and in English as well, separated by two Lotus flowers.
4) The word PVC is widely used as an acronym of Paramvir Chakra.
5) According to the statutes, the medal should be suspended through the left chest/breast of the owner.
6) The President holds the right to cancel or declare invalid the award and also the allowance associated with it.
7) The recipient of Paramvir Chakra is also allowed to use the name of the award as his/her surname.
8) Lieutenant Colonel is the highest rank to be awarded Paramvir Chakra.
9) Paramvir Chakra is recorded as the award with the highest number of the posthumous recipient.
10) The first person to be awarded with PVC was Major Somnath Sharma who died fighting against Pakistan in the Kashmir.
1) The Param Vir Chakra is the highest military award of India.
2) It is awarded for high-quality bravery and sacrifice in the presence of enemies.
3) In most situations this honour has been awarded posthumously.
4) Subedar Major Banna Singh was the only person to have survived the Kargil War among the knights who won the Param Vir Chakra.
5) The award was instituted on 26th January 1950 when the Republic of India was declared.
6) Officers or employees of any part of the Indian Army are eligible for this award and it is considered the most prestigious award after the Bharat Ratna.
7) Earlier, when the Indian Army worked under the British Army, the highest honour of the Army was Victoria Cross.
8) There is also a provision for giving cash or pension to lieutenant or lower military personnel on receiving this award, or to their dependents.
9) However, the low amount of pension that is given to military widows before they remarry or die has been controversial so far.
10) Many provincial governments provide pension of a much higher amount to the dependents of military officer awarded Paramvir Chakra.
1) Military personnel are awarded gallantry awards for their extraordinary bravery.
2) Param Vir Chakra is the biggest gallantry award in the Army.
3) This honour is given to those soldiers of the army who have done courageous acts of bravery, valour, self-sacrifice in time of war.
4) Paramvir Chakra was designed by a woman of foreign origin ‘Savitri Khalonkar alias Savitri Bai’ and since 1950 there has been no change in its initial appearance.
5) If a Param Vir Chakra winner again shows bravery and is selected for the Param Vir Chakra, then in this situation his first Chakra is aborted and he is given a reband.
6) First Param Vir Chakra was given to Major Somnath Sharma on 3rd November 1947.
7) A total of 21 Paramvir Chakras have been given so far out of this, 14 medals have been given posthumously.
8) The last Paramvir Chakra was awarded to Captain Vikram Batra on 6th July 1999.
9) Posthumously Flying Officer Nirmaljit Singh Sekho (Air Force) was awarded the Param Vir Chakra in 1971.
10) The President of the country bestows this award in a special ceremony with his own hands.
Undoubtedly Paramvir Chakra is the dream of every Army person but it is awarded only to those who deserve it. From its institution, it has been awarded to total 21 people till 2018. The 14 of these 21 people have earned it posthumously. Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon is the only officer from Indian Air-Force who has received it.
He was awarded Paramvir Chakra posthumously in 1971. The first recipient of Paramvir Chakra was Major Somnath Sharma who, coincidentally, was the brother-in-law of her daughter. We hope that you have read all the points and understood them well.