Do you support Central Government's directive about PVC winners?On 2nd May, 2017, the HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar has launched 'Students for soldiers- a nationwide Vidya – Veerta Abhiyan' to encourage universities and educational institutions across the country to display portraits of Param Veer Chakra-decorated soldiers. This has been done to fulfill the demand of the ex-Servicemen's Association.
In England, every citizen know about Lord Nelson or Field Marshal Montgomery. In the US, everybody knows about General Patton. French citizens know about De Gulle. Even in our neighbouring Bangladesh, school-going children know about their seven 'Bir Shreshtho', the highest gallantry award winners of that country.
But in India, how many of us know about our twenty-one Param Veer Chakra winners? I personally know that very few of us can immediately recall the name of first Param Veer Chakra winner. I feel that this does not speak very well about the great military tradition of our country.
I fully support the present directive of the Central Government. What about other Members?