Amar Chitra Katha’s new comic honours 21 Param Vir Chakra awardees

Amar Chitra Katha has a released a special comic book titled 'Param Vir Chakra' which chronicles the lives, valour and sacrifice of 21 awardees of India's highest military decoration.

By: Express Web Desk | Published: August 16, 2015 2:57:36 pm

Amar Chitra Katha has a released a special comic book titled ‘Param Vir Chakra’ which chronicles the valour and sacrifice of 21 awardees of India’s highest military decoration. The book is available for buying here.

Param Vir Chakra is the new comic book by Amar Chitra Katha that honours the 21 awardees of this medal. Param Vir Chakra is the new comic book by Amar Chitra Katha that honours the 21 awardees of this medal.

According to a PTI report, the project had been in the making for the last two years and is the result of collaborative effort of Indian Army and Amar Chitra Katha. The 248-page book, also entitled Param Vir Chakra, is a tribute to the recipients of honour.

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The comic book, priced at Rs 299, will be available in both print and digital format. The comic book, which is a colour publication, covers all the recipients and all the wars -– the Kashmir Operations in 1947-48, India-China War in 1962, Indo-Pakistan wars in 1965 and 1971 and the Kargil conflict of 1999.

Major Somnath Sharma was the first recipient of Param Vir Chakra award in 1947. During the Kargil War of 1999, four Param Vir Chakras were awarded: Lieutentant Manoj Kumar Pandey and Captain Vikram Batra got the award posthumously.

Grenadier Yogender Singh Yadav and Rifleman Sanjay Kumar were also awarded the Param Vir Chakra for their courageous role in the Kargil War. Along with Naib Subedar Bana Singh who won the medal in 1987, Yadav and Kumar are the only surviving awardees of the medal.

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