Gallantry Award: Know about Shaurya Chakra

Gallantry Award: Know about Shaurya Chakra

Gallantry Award, Know about Shaurya Chakra: Gallantry Awards have been set up by the Government of India to regard the showings of intensity and atonement of the authorities/staff of the Armed Forces, other really involved Forces and customary people. These gallantry awards are announced twice in a year - first on the occasion of the Republic Day and a short time later on the occasion of the Independence Day. Following are the Gallantry Awards, The Param Vir Chakra, The Mahavir Chakra, The Ashoka Chakra, The Kirti Chakra, The Vir Chakra and The Shaurya Chakra.  In this article we will know about Shaurya Chakra.

Gallantry Award: Know about Shaurya Chakra


Instituted on 4 Jan 1952 as Ashoka Chakra Class-III and renamed on 27 Jan 1967 as Shaurya Chakra and awarded for gallantry, otherwise than in the face of the enemy.

Medal: Circular in shape and of bronze, one and three-eighths inches in diameter. On the obverse of the medal shall have embossed a replica of Ashoka Chakra in the centre, surrounded by a lotus wreath. On its reverse shall be embossed the words "SHAURYA CHAKRA" both in Hindi and English, the two versions being separated by two lotus flowers.

Ribbon: Green colour ribbon divided into four equal parts by three vertical lines.

Bar: If any recipient of the Chakra again performs such an act of gallantry as makes him or her eligible to receive the Chakra, such further act of gallantry will be recorded by a Bar to be attached to the riband by which the Chakra is suspended. For every Bar awarded, a replica of the Chakra in miniature shall be added to the riband when worn alone.

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