Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh felicitates 25 winners of Veer Gatha 2.0

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Defense Minister Rajnath Singh felicitated 25 winners of Veer Gatha 2.0 at an event in New Delhi on the eve of Republic Day.

An overview of the news

  • Rajnath Singh gave away the winners a cash prize of Rs 10,000, a medal and a certificate, in the presence of Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan and Raksha Rajya Mantri Ajay Bhatt. 

  • Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan, Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Army Staff General Manoj Pande, Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane were also present. 

  • More than 100 NCC cadets and students from Army Public School and Cantonment Board were present in the programme.

Veer Gatha project 

  • The 'Veer Gatha Project' has been launched by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for students of grades 3-12.

  • The aim of the project is to commemorate the courage of the armed force officers and personnel.

  • It aims to honour the acts of bravery and sacrifice of the Armed Forces, other legally constituted forces and officers.

  • Veer Gatha 2.0 is the second edition of Project Veer Gatha.

  • Last year, Veer Gatha Edition-1, which was launched jointly by the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Education as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, was a huge success.

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