Gallantry Award and other Military Honours 2022

Tags: Defence Awards

On the eve of Republic Day 2022 (i.e. 25th January 2022) the President and the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Ram Nath Kovind approved award of 317 Gallantry and other Defence decorations to Armed forces personnels.

  • The President honours the country’s military personnel for their show of gallantry and valour with a total of six awards: Param Vir Chakra, Mahavir Chakra, Vir Chakra, Ashoka Chakra, Kirti Chakra, Shaurya Chakra.
  • This year’s list of Gallantry and Distinguished awards being conferred on the occasion of Republic Day- 2022: 
    • Param Vishisht Seva Medal: 19
    • Uttam Yudh Seva Medal: 4
    • Ati Vishisht Seva Medal: 33
    • Shaurya Chakra: 6
    • Yudh Seva Medal: 10
    • Bar to Sena Medal (Gallantry): 3
    • Sena Medal (Gallantry): 81
    • Sena Medal (Distinguished): 40
    • Bar to Vishisht Seva Medal: 3
    • Vishisht Seva Medal: 74
    • Mention-in-dispatches (Various military operations): 44

The President will also honour the winners of :

  • The 3 President’s Police Medals for meritorious service, for distinguished service, and for gallantry to law enforcement personnel in the country.
  • Correctional Services Medal under two categories  “Distinguished Service- 5”, and “Meritorious Service- 37” for their duties in the country’s correctional facilities.
  • The 42 President’s Fire Medals which are similar to the President’s Police Medals. Out of these, the President’s Fire Service Medal for Gallantry is awarded to one personnel and the Fire Service Medal for Gallantry is awarded to two personnel for their respective acts of valour and gallantry.
  • 25 Civil Defence & Home Guards Medals
  • 51 Jeevan Raksha Padak awards to the civilians for saving lives from drowning, fire, or natural calamities. It is divided into three categories: Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak, Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak and Jeevan Raksha Padak.

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