On the eve of Republic Day, Veer Gatha( By Gaurav Sawant), an illustrated series on our Param Vir Chakra heroes is launched by Union Minister of Human Resource Development Smriti Irani. We must wholeheartedly appreciate GAURAV C SAWANT. Smriti Irani made a fervent appeal to NCERT and CBSE to make these books under ‘Veer Gaatha’ series available as additional reading material in schools across the country.

The five books in the series of 21 Param Veer Chakra Awardees were released on the occasion illustrating the saga of bravery of Param Veer Chakra awardees including Major Somnath Sharma (1947 war), Major Shaitan Singh (1962 war), CQMH Abdul Hamid (1965 war), Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal (1971 war) and Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey (1999 Kargil war). All the five scripts have been prepared by Gaurav Sawant and illustrated by Fajruddin, Dheeraj Bhatia, Animesh Debnath, Nipen Bhuyan and Samudra Kajal Saikia.

It is indeed a great initiative to remember the Real Heroes of India, and a small token of  gratitude to the families of Param Veer Chakra awardees for the sacrifices made by them for the country.