What is Project Veer Gatha Edition 2 ?
Gallantry Awards have been instituted by the Government of India to honour the acts of bravery and sacrifice of the officers/personnel of the Armed Forces, other lawfully-constituted Forces and Civilians. These gallantry awards are announced twice in a year on the occasion of Republic Day and Independence Day.
In order to disseminate the details of acts of bravery and the life stories of these brave- hearts among the students, it has been proposed by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) that school students may be motivated to do projects/activities based on gallantry award winners. Accordingly, the first edition of Project Veer Gatha was organized from Aug 2021 to Jan 2022, for schools affiliated to CBSE and state boards. In pursuance of the Veergatha the students undertook different projects on these gallantry award winners and the best projects were awarded nationally by MoD and Ministry of Education (MoE) on 12th August, 2022.
The MoD in coordination with MoE has now decided to launch Project Veergatha Edition – 2 which is proposed to be culminated with the prize distribution ceremony in January, 2023.
Interdisciplinary and art-integrated activities like poem/essay/story/paragraph/painting / drawing, videos, may be considered as project activities for the students.
Topic & Categories:
|Categories||Activity/ Entry in the form of the following:||Topic|
|Classes 3rd to 5th||Poem/Paragraph (150 words)/Story (150 words)/Painting/Drawing/Video||(Gallantry Award winner) has instilled the values of courage, bravery and selflessness in me. I will inculcate them in my daily life by______|
|Classes 6th to 8th||Poem/Essay (300 words) / Story (300 words) Painting/ Drawing / Video||(ii) I will honour my role model (Gallantry Award winner)|
|Classes 9th to 10th||Poem/Essay (750 words) / Story (750 words) Painting/ Drawing / Video||_ by taking a pledge to _|
|Classes 11th to 12th||Poem/Essay (1000 words)/Story (1000 words) Painting / Drawing / Video||(iii) If you are given an opportunity to live the life of __ (Gallantry Award Winner), what would you do?|
Timeline for Conducting Activities by Schools affiliated to CBSE:
|Dates||Activity to be done|
|16 September 2022||CBSE to issue notice to their respective schools.|
|13 September to 13 November 2022||Build-up of the event / coordination meetings / Orientation Programmes by field units / Organization of virtual / on-line / in-person sessions with gallantry awards winners by Field Units in collaboration with schools and CBSE Regional Offices.|
|6 October to 10 November 2022||Conduct of Activities at the School Level: Students will execute project activities under the overall supervision of the schools.|
|1 November to 22 November 2022||Schools to upload 01 best entry per category, a total of 04 from each school, at the CBSE Veergatha portal.|
|25 November to 10 December 2022||Evaluation of entries submitted by schools to be done at the regional level as per the Rubrics given in Annexure I. CBSE to finalise the number of entries at Regional Level. Genuineness and originality of the entry being given for the national level selection will need to be confirmed. The selected entries will be sent to the Committee for National level evaluation.|
|25 November to 10 December 2022||MoE to nominate a committee for national level evaluation at CBSE.|
|12 December to 30 December 2022||National Level Evaluation by committee nominated by MoE.|
|31 December 2022||Handing over the result to Ministry of Defense.|
|Felicitation event for the winners|
How to Register / Participate in Project Veer Gatha Edition 2
Registration at Gallantry Award Portal (GAP):
Schools will need to register all participating students at the Gallantry Award Portal of the MoD (https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in). A unique ID will be given to all registered students. If a student’s entry is selected at the school level, the Unique ID will also be filled at the time of submission of entry at the CBSE/Veergatha portal. Further, all unique IDs will be sent to MoD.
Portal for Submission:
CBSE Schools will submit one best entry from each category at the CBSE-Veer Gatha Project Portal at www.cbse.gov.in . Maximum 04 entries (one from each category) can be uploaded from one school.
25 best entries, collectively from the participants at CBSE and MyGov Portals, will be selected for awards as per the following details:
|Classes||Entries to be selected|
|3rd to 5th||6|
|6th to 8th||6|
|9th to 10th||6|
|11th to 12th||7|
Decision of the Evaluators / Jury shall be final and no further correspondence will be entertained in this regard.
Award / Rewards in Veer Gatha Project Edition 2:
i. 25 selected entries will be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- by the Ministry of Defence.
ii. Each of the 25 winners will be invited for Republic Day Celebration at Delhi.
iii. All students whose entry is uploaded on the CBSE Veer Gatha portal will get an E- certificate of Participation.
Official Websites for Reference – Veer Gatha Project Edition 2 :
The following links can be referred by schools:
i. Website www.gallantryawards.gov.in to know in detail about the brave-hearts.
ii. NCERT book on Param Vir Chakra Awardees at the link: https://ncert.nic.in/pdf/publication/otherpublications/veergatha.pdf