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Comic book on 21 Param Vir Chakra awardees released

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Just ahead of the 69th Independence Day, in a collaborative effort of the Indian Army and Amar Chitra Katha, publisher of the ‘Amar Chitra Katha’ and ‘Tinkle’ comic books, a special comic book was released, chronicling the life, valour and sacrifice of 21 awardees of the Param Vir Chakra, the nation’s highest military decoration, who cared little about their own safety and placed the country and their comrades above everything else.

  • According to Indian Army, the comic book talks about the lives of the 21 brave men from their childhood to the battle in which they went beyond normal abilities to safeguard the motherland.
  • The book entitled as Param Vir Chakra, containing 248 pages, priced at 299, is a tribute to the recipients of the honour.
  • The comic book, which is a colour publication, will be available in both print and digital format. It will cover all the recipients and all the wars – the Kashmir Operations in 1947-48, India-China War in 1962, Indo-Pakistan wars in 1965 and 1971 and the Kargil conflict of 1999. The book will contain an inspiring series aimed at both children and adults.
  • Amar Chitra Katha’s team of 6 scriptwriters, 11 artists, five colourists and an extensive editorial team has worked rigorously for more than two years to ensure that the significance of bravery, courage, honour, discipline and selflessness for the safety of the nation, is conveyed to the readers.

About Param Vir Chakra

  • The Param Vir Chakra (PVC) is India’s highest military decoration awarded for the highest degree of valour or self-sacrifice in the presence of the enemy. The majority of the recipients, fourteen out of twenty one, were awarded posthumously.
  • The meaning of the Chakra is “Wheel (or Cross) of the Ultimate Brave”.
  • It can be awarded to officers or enlisted personnel from all branches of the Indian Military.