More than1.36 crore school students from all 36 States and UTs participated enthusiastically in the 3rd edition of the Veer Gatha Project. The students sent poems, paintings, essays, videos, etc. to honour the acts of bravery and sacrifice of the officers/personnel of the Armed Forces.
Project Veer Gatha was instituted under Gallantry Awards Portal (GAP) in 2021 with the aim to disseminate the details of acts of bravery of the Gallantry Awardees and the life stories of these brave hearts among the students so as to raise the spirit of patriotism and instill amongst them values of civic consciousness. Project Veer Gatha deepened this noble aim by providing a platform to the school students to do creative projects/activities based on gallantry award winners.
Two editions of the Veer Gatha Project (i.e. Edition-I and Edition-II) have been conducted in 2021 and 2022 respectively. Under the Veer Gatha Project 3.0, following activities have been conducted till date:
Activities at the School Level: Schools have conducted various projects/activities (from 28.07.2023 to 30.09.2023) and have uploaded a total of 04 best entries from each school, on the MyGov portal.
Simultaneously, to bring about awareness among school students about the Gallantry Award Winners of our country, the Ministry of Defence, through its field organisations or Army/Navy/Airforce, has organized virtual/ face-to-face awareness programmes/sessions for schools across the country.
More than 8 Lakh students participated in the Veer Gatha Project (Edition-I) and more than 19 Lakh students participated in Veer Gatha Project (Edition-II).
During the Veer Gatha Project (Edition-I) and (Edition-II), 25 winners (Super 25) were selected and their felicitation was done by the Ministry of Education & Ministry of Defence in New Delhi. However, in the Veer Gatha Project (3.0), 100 winners (Super 100) will be selected at the National Level and their felicitation will be done jointly by the Ministry of Education & Ministry of Defence in New Delhi. Each winner will be awarded a cash prize of Rs.10,000.
This year, in Veer Gatha Project 3.0, there will be winners at District (04 winners) & State / UT (08 winners) and all such winners will be felicitated by respective District & State / UT.