The National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT) will be featuring twenty one war heroes of India who have received the prestigious Param Vir Chakra Award which is the highest military decoration. NCERT will publish this after consultation with the Defence Ministry.
This inclusion was planned in December last year. Confirming the same the then Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said, “The NCERT has initiated measures to publish a supplementary reader titled ‘Veer Gatha: Stories of Param Vir Chakra Awardees’, about 21 war heroes, in consultation with the Ministry of Defence,” Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani said in a written response to a question in Lok Sabha.
The supplementary reader is already being worked upon and will include the inspiring stories of these brave heroes. The details of each of these 21 war heroes shall be shared one by one to give you an insight into their lives.