Tuesday, 19th February 2019, 08:34:35 AM
 
Current Affairs
  • SDG 14 is ‘Life Below Water :Plastic pollution. Increasing levels of debris in the world’s oceans are having a major environmental and economic impact. Marine debris impacts biodiversity through entanglement or ingestion
  • SDG 14 is ‘Life Below Water :Coastal waters are deteriorating due to pollution and eutrophication. Without concerted efforts, coastal eutrophication is expected to increase in 20 percent of large marine ecosystems by 2050.
  • SDG 14 is Life Below Water :Ocean acidification has increased significantly in recent decades. Open Ocean sites show current levels of acidity have increased by 26 per cent since the start of the Industrial Revolution.
  • SDG 14 is Life Below Water :Oceans absorb about 30 per cent of carbon dioxide produced by humans, buffering the impacts of global warming.
  • SDG 14 is Life Below Water :Oceans provide key natural resources including food, medicines, biofuels and other products. They help with the breakdown and removal of waste and pollution, and their coastal ecosystems act as buf

 Kirti Chakra - The Second Highest Military Honour In India 

Date of Publish - Friday, 4th May 2018
igniting_minds

 

The Kirti Chakra, the second highest military award given for valour, bold risk taking action, or self-sacrifice courageous action. It is equivalent to Maha Vir Chakra.

From the psychological point of view, the way one raised to inculcate such noble qualities leading to play an exemplary role. Although reasons may vary, successive governments have spotted heroes and recognized them with Kirti Chakra awards.

How Kirti Chakra Came into Existence?

The youth community who are constantly looking for recognition may be curious to know about the origins of Kirti Chakra awards.

The Kirti Chakra award for military and civilians was initially known as Ashok Chakra, Class II, came into effect from 15 August 1947. It was later revised and renamed as Kirti Chakra on 27 January 1967. From 1 February 1999, the government decided a monthly stipend of Rs.1050 for all those who awarded with Kirti Chakra.

Composition of the Medal

The Kirti Chakra, a silver medal has the embossing in the center neighbored by a lotus wreath on the circular edges. The other side of the medal has Kirti Chakra written in Hindi and English which are split by a lotus flower into the either sides with blank space in the center. The ribbon attached is dark green and is divided into three sections by 2 mm saffron stripes.

Kirti Chakra 2017:

  • Maj Rohit Suri
  • Hav Prem Bahadur Resmi Magar (Posthumous)

Ashok Chakra 2017:

  • Havildar Hangpan Dada Shaurya Chakra 2017
  • Capt Ashik Mb
  • Nb Sub Vijay Kumar
  • Hav Hanuman Ram Saran
  • Maj Deepak Kumar Upadhyay
  • Capt Ashutosh Kumar
  • Nk Gawade Pandurang Mahadev (Posthumous)
  • Ptr Abdul Qayyum
  • Lt Col Atul Gupta
  • Maj D Vinay Reddy
  • Maj Rajat Chandra

The student community who wants a honorary position can take a cue from late Bharat Ratna, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam who ignited the minds of the youth with his saying, if you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun.

The challenges of the youth are beyond our imagination and their passion about their bravery is limitless. Let us open our minds to invite bravery, who help to build a creative India.

If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun.
A.P.J Abdul Kalam

0 Comments

Leave a Comment