To mark the 75th year of Independence, Gallantry Awards Portal and National Cadet Corps have jointly initiated a unique scheme to celebrate and pay tribute to the gallants of the Armed Forces and others who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of the nation.
Under the initiative, statues of the brave hearts are adopted for cleaning and upkeep and cadets spread awareness among the people about the contribution and leadership traits of the War Heroes and other national personalities through interactive lectures, poetry recital and nukkad natak.
Defence Ministry said, as on date, NCC has adopted 46 statues of Gallantry Award winners. To enable greater reach of this noble activity of NCC, Gallantry Awards Portal has decided to live webcast these events, every week.
The portal www.gallantryawards.gov.in also enables those, who are not physically present at the event, to pay their tributes virtually. The event helps to create awareness among the people about the deeds of the brave hearts of the country.