HONOURS AND GALLANTRY AWARDS

HONOURS AND GALLANTRY AWARDS

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             HONOURS AND GALLANTRY AWARDS

National Honours :

National Honours and awards like Bharat Ratna and other gallantry awards are presented on republic day in recognition of distinguished services of high order or exceptional valour and courage in war.

Bharat Ratna. The award is given for exceptional work of the advancement work of art, literature and science, and in recognition of public service of the highest order.

Padma Vibhushan. The award is given for exceptional and distinguished services in any field including service rendered by government servants.

Padma Bhushan. The award is given for distinguished service of a high order in any field, including service rendered by government servants.

Padam Shri. The award is given for distinguished service in any field including service rendered by government servants.

Gallantry Awards :

Param Vir Chakra. The highest decoration for valour is the Param Vir Chakra which is awarded for the most conspicuous bravery or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, at sea or in the air.

Mahavir Chakra. Mahavir Chakra is the second highest decoration and is awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of enemy, whether on land, at sea or in the air.

Vir Chakra. Vir Chakra is third in the order of awards given for act of gallantry in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, at sea or in the air.

Ashoka Chakra. The medal is awarded for the most conspicuous bravery or some daring or prominent act of valour or self-sacrifice on land, at sea or in the air.

Kirti Chakra. The decoration is awarded for conspicuous gallantry. It is made of standard silver and is circular in shape. The obverse and the reverse are exactly the same as in Ashoka Chakra.

Shaurya Chakra. The decoration is awarded for an act of gallantry. It is exactly like Ashok Chakra, except that it is made of bronze. All Chakra are worn on the left breast.

Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Vishisht Seva Madal. The Vishisht Seva (Disginguished Service) Medals are awarded to personnel of all the three services in recognition of distinguished services of the “most exceptional”, “exceptional” and “high” order respectively. Param Vishisht Seva Medal is made of gold, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal of standard silver and Vishisht Seva Medal of bronze, all circular in shape.

 

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