Defense minister Rajnath Singh launches revamped Gallantry Awards Portal

India’s Defense Minister Rajnath Singh launched a revamped version of the Gallantry Awards Portal on the eve of the Republic Day 2021. This Portal will serve as a one-stop virtual platform to honor the immortal contribution of the fearless Gallantry Awardees of India. Nationwide Quiz and ‘Selfie For Bravehearts’ Initiatives were also launched on the portal.

Since the nation’s independence, our brave men and women have displayed exemplary courage and devotion for the nation. Under the visionary leadership of PM Narendra Modi, the Government of India has accorded topmost priority to honor the immortal contribution of its Bravehearts for protecting the unity and integrity of our nation. Launching of a revamped Gallantry Awards Portal is a key initiative undertaken in this regard.

Speaking during the launch program, Rajnath Singh hailed the significant role played by the Gallantry Awardees of India in not only securing the nation but also inspiring the future generations of the country to contribute for protection of motherland. He further stated that in the coming years, the Gallantry Awards Portal shall transform as an interactive, participative and dynamic platform that shall instill a sense of patriotism and devotion among the citizens especially the Yuva Shakti of the nation. Recalling some of the initiatives like the implementation of OROP and building of the National War Memorial, Rajnath Singh said the government has been doing everything to acknowledge the contributions of our veterans and martyrs.

Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar said that the revamped website has new enriched content, graphics and participative features aimed towards celebrating valor of Armed Forces in India, to provide a wholesome experience to the user and to develop an ecosystem for honoring the contribution of martyrs in nation-building.

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria and other senior officials from MoD were also present on the occasion.

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