Colonel Hoshiar Singh's Death Anniversary
Colonel Hoshiar Singh was awarded the Param Vir Chakra r in 1971 for the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. He conquered Jarwal’s front in the Pasari area of Shakargarh. He died on 6 December 1998.
What is Param Vir Chakra?
The Param Vir Chakra (PVC) is India's highest military decoration and is given for exemplifying bravery in battle.
When is it Awarded?
The award is known as the Param Vir Chakra, which means the ’Wheel of the Ultimate Brave’, and the award is granted for ’most conspicuous bravery in the presence of the enemy’
How many recipients till date?
As of January 2018, the medal had been given out 21 times, 14 of which were posthumous and 16 of which were a result of participation in Indo-Pak conflicts.
Which military unit has received the Award?
The Indian Army was honoured 20 times with the award and the Indian Air Force has produced one. Major Somnath Sharma was the first to receive the award.
Who designed Param Vir Chakra?
Savitri Bai Khanolkar (born Eve Yvonne Maday de Maros, 20 July 1913 – 26 November 1990) was a designer, best known for designing the Param Vir Chakra.
The National Emblem of India appears in the centre on a raised circle surrounded by four copies of the vajra, the weapon of Indra. The medal is a circular bronze disc 35 millimetres is diameter.
What does the design symbolise?
The motif represents Rishi Dadhichi's sacrifice, who gave his bones to the gods so they could create the vajra to kill the demon Vritra.