On the eve of the Republic Day, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today launched a revamped version of the Gallantry Awards Portal www.gallantryawards.gov.in. This portal will serve as a one-stop virtual platform to honour the immortal contribution of the fearless Gallantry Awardees of India.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr 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 protecting the 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 Youth of the nation.
Recalling some of the initiatives like the implementation of OROP and building of the National War Memorial, Mr Singh said, the government has been doing everything to acknowledge the contributions of the veterans and martyrs.
Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar said that the revamped website has new enriched content, graphics and participative features aimed towards celebrating valour of Armed Forces in India, to provide a wholesome experience to the user and to develop an ecosystem for honouring the contribution of martyrs in nation-building.
On the occasion of the launch of the revamped Gallantry Awards Portal, a nationwide Gallantry Awards Quiz has also been initiated on the Portal platform. This quiz aims to provide an opportunity to the bright minds from across the nation to showcase their knowledge about the Gallantry Awardees of India. This programme shall be organised from 26th January to 26th of February this year.
Another initiative, ‘Selfie for Bravehearts’ was also launched which encourages and invites citizens to click their selfie images in front of war memorials and monuments across the country and show their support for the Gallantry Awardees of the nation.