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Was promised Ashok Chakra: Gallantry award receivers’ widow expresses displeasure

On the Republic Day ceremony, Sanwalaram’s widow Rukmani Devi met state minister K K Vishnoi and shared her plea. The minister assured that he would examine the matter and act accordingly

Border Security Force (BSF) officer Sanwalaram Vishnoi was killed during violent protests in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Congo in 2022 (HT Photo/Sourced)
Updated on Jan 27, 2024 04:22 PM IST
ByMukesh Mathrani

The history and philosophy of the Tricolour: Courage, Unity, Faith

Ashok Chakra has a significant place on the national flag. The chakra was modelled after the wheel of dharma – a religious motif from Hinduism, Jainism and especially Buddhism

It was between 1904 and 1906 that the first Indian flag came into existence. The flag was first hoisted on August 7, 1906, in the Parsee Bagan Square (in erstwhile Calcutta). (File photo)
Updated on Aug 15, 2023 01:50 PM IST
ByRavindra Garimella

Pune-based lawyer demands action against Karvenagar ward officials for defective flags

The national flag is the pride of the nation and countless soldiers; policemen and other government officials and ranks have made supreme sacrifice for the cause of the flag and the nation. However, since there is a serious violation of the law, I have requested an FIR be lodged, he said

The Har Ghar Tiranga campaign began in the city on August 13 on the occasion of 75 years of Indian Independence celebrations and will continue till August 15. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 14, 2023 12:34 AM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Gallantry awards: Call to fix gap in states’ cash grants to soldiers

Latest official data accessed by Hindustan Times points to huge variations in the cash rewards given to soldiers for similar acts of valour, and outstanding service --- the monetary compensation for the country’s highest gallantry award ranges from a high of ₹2.25 crore to a measly ₹20,000.

Several senior army officers HT spoke to felt the Central government should reach out to the states for reworking their cash grants policy and standardising it for the sake of fairness and equality (AP)
Updated on May 29, 2022 01:26 AM IST
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