Union HRD Ministry Launched ‘Wall of Valour’ in 1,000 educational institutions across the country

Minister of Human Resource Development Shri Prakash Javadekar and Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre jointly launched a campaign to have a ‘Wall of Valour’ in 1,000 educational institutions across the country.

What is ‘Wall of Valour’?

In this campaign, portraits of Param Vir Chakra (PVC) decorated soldiers will be displayed at designated places on educational campuses to instill sense of nationalism among the students.

This is part of a nationwide ‘Vidya Veerta Abhiyan’, initiated by writer and former Rajya Sabha member Shri Tarun Vijay.

Following are 21 Param Vir Chakra recipients whose portraits will honor the selected educational institutions:

  1. Major Somnath Sharma, 4 Kumaon, (Posthumous), 1947
  2. Second Lieutenant Rama Raghoba Rane, Bombay Sappers, 1948
  3. Company Havildar Major Piru Singh, 6 Rajputana Refiles, (Posthumous), 1948
  4. Lance Naik Karam Singh, 1 Sikh, 1948
  5. Naik Jadunath Singh, 1 Rajput, (Posthumous), 1948
  6. Captain Gurbachan Singh Salaria, 3/1 Gorkha Rifles, (Posthumous), 1961
  7. Major Shaitan Singh, 13 Kumaon, (Posthumous), 1962
  8. Subedar Joginder Singh, 1 Sikh, (Posthumous), 1962
  9. Major Dhan Singh Thapa, 1/8 Gorkha Rifles, 1962
  10. Company Quartermaster Havildar Abdul Hamid, 4 Grenadiers, (Posthumous), 1965
  11. Lieutenant Colonel A B Tarapore, Poona Horse, (Posthumous), 1965
  12. Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon, 18 Squadron, (Posthumous), 1971
  13. Major Hoshiar Singh, 3 Grenadiers, 1971
  14. Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal, Poona Horse, (Posthumous), 1971
  15. Lance Naik Albert Ekka, 14 Guards, (Posthumous), 1971
  16. Major Ramaswamy Parameswaran, 8 Mahar, (Posthumous), 1987
  17. Naib Subedar Bana Singh, 8 JAK LI, 1987
  18. Grenadier Yogender Singh Yadav, 18 Grenadiers, 1999
  19. Captain Vikram Batra, 13 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, (Posthumous), 1999
  20. Rifleman Sanjay Kumar, 13 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, 1999
  21. Lieutenant Manoj Kumar Pandey, 7/11 Gorkha Rifles (Posthumous), 1999



  1. ‘Wall of Valour’ IN Educational Institutions Launched, 02-May, 2017, Press Information Bureau, Government of India
  2. Photo Credit: By Government of India – Indian Navy, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49529094




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