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Awards & Recipients

Awards & Recipients

Soldiers, who have performed outstanding deeds of bravery and selfless sacrifice, are awarded the bravery medals, Param Vir Chakra, Vir Chakra and Maha Vir Chakra. Children are also honoured with National Bravery Awards for the highest degree of valour and selfless sacrifice.

National awards for bravery were started in 1957 by the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) (External website that opens in a new window). Every year the ICCW confers these awards to children between 6 to 18 years of age.