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Approval of 76 Gallantry Awards for Armed Forces on 77th Independence Day

Utkarsh Classes 14-08-2023
Approval of 76 Gallantry Awards for Armed Forces on 77th Independence Day Award and Honour 2 min read

President Draupadi Murmu has approved 76 gallantry awards to personnel of the Armed Forces and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) on the eve of 77th Independence Day.

These include four Kirti Chakras (posthumously), 11 Shaurya Chakras including five posthumously, two Sena Medals (gallantry), 52 Sena Medals (gallantry), 3 Navy Medals (gallantry) and four Vayu Sena Medals (gallantry).

  • The President has also approved 30 Mention-in-Despatches for the Army, including Army Dog Madhu (posthumously) and an Air Force personnel who have been awarded the Gallantry Medal for their significant contribution in various military operations.

  • These operations include Operation Rakshak, Operation Snow Leopard, Operation Casualty Evacuation, Operation Mount Chomo, Operation Pangsau Pass, Operation Meghdoot, Operation Orchid, Operation Kalisham Valley, Rescue Operation and Operation Evacuation.

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav:

  • This year's Independence Day will mark the culmination of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', which was inaugurated by the Prime Minister on March 12, 2021, at the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Many new initiatives taken on Independence Day:

  • Along with this, to make India a developed country by 2047, the country will once again be ushered into the 'Amrit Kaal' with new enthusiasm to realize PM Modi's dream.

  • Several new initiatives have been taken to celebrate the 77th Independence Day. A large number of guests have been invited this year as compared to last year.

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