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Param Vir Chakra awardees to feature in NCERT book

The NCERT has initiated measures to publish a supplementary reader titled 'Veer Gatha: Stories of Param Vir Chakra Awardees', about 21 war heroes, in consultation with the Ministry of Defence

By: PTI | Updated: December 14, 2015 6:21:31 pm
Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani

Twenty-one war heroes of the country who have been awarded Param Vir Chakra, the highest military decoration, will find a place in a book which the NCERT will bring out in consultation with the Defence ministry.

The National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT) has begun working on a supplementary reader on stories of Param Vir Chakra awardees, the government today on Monday.

“The NCERT has initiated measures to publish a supplementary reader titled ‘Veer Gatha: Stories of Param Vir Chakra Awardees’, about 21 war heroes, in consultation with the Ministry of Defence,” Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani said in a written response to a question in Lok Sabha.

In another written reply, Irani said the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to accept online applications from private students for classes X and XII CBSE Board Examination-2016, under the Board’s scheme of improvement/compartment/full subject categories.

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