Republic Day 2022 is special in many ways as it falls in the 75th Year of India’s Independence. As part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, many new events have been introduced as part of Republic Day celebrations. The endeavour has been to make it truly a celebration of people by encouraging their participation from all walks of life. Also create / rekindle a spirit of nationalism and patriotism in them in the run up to the R-Day events.
Veer Gatha is one such unique project that has been launched to inspire the school children of our country with the stories of war heroes, brave hearts, and it has elicited a tremendous response from all over the country. For the first time as part of R-Day celebrations, the Ministry of Defence has envisioned that school students may be motivated to do projects/activities based on gallantry award winners. Accordingly, the Ministry of Education, Department of School Education & Literacy & Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) organized the Veer Gatha Project from 21 Oct to 21 Nov 2021 all across the country.
More than 8,03,900 students from 4788 schools spread over 28 States & 8 Union Territories participated in this event and shared their inspirational stories in terms of essays, poems, drawings & multimedia presentations. After several rounds of evaluation, today (06 Jan 2022) ‘Super 25’ have been selected and declared as winners. A National level Committee selected the best entries.
The names of the Super 25 are given below:-
|S No||Name of winner||Class||School||State||Participation|
|1.||Puranjay Gandhi||5th||S D Vidya Mandir||Haryana||Poem|
|2.||Shivani Pimpalapure||4th||St Xavier’s High School||Haryana||Poem|
|3.||Dibyanshi Das||4th||LR DAV Pub School||Odisha||Painting|
|4.||Aariv Raaj Chopra||4th||Phoenix World School||Maharashtra||Paragraph/Essay|
|5.||Nandhika A Kumar||5th||ST. Patrick’s Academy||Karnataka||Paragraph/Essay|
|6.||Kuntadi Pratham Kini||5th||Amrita Vidyalayam||Karnataka||Paragraph/Essay|
|7.||Nidhyana Sethi||7th||Bal Bharati Public School||Delhi||Video|
|8.||Vidhi Dubey||7th||St Arnolds Convent School||Odisha||Poem|
|9.||Jishnu Ghosh||8th||Durgapur Public School||West Bengal||Painting|
|10.||Dev Karan||8th||DPS Noida||Uttar Pradesh||Video|
|11.||Chetna Marathe||6th||APS, Mhow||Madhya Pradesh||Painting|
|12.||Nilay Sengupta||8th||Holi Angel Sr. Second. School||Uttar Pradesh||Painting|
|13.||Annya Anyesha Mishra||9th||KV Dhenkanal||Odisha||Painting|
|14.||Khaidem Diyashori Devi||10th||D A V Public School||Manipur||Painting|
|15.||Amisha Thakur||10th||Carmel Conv Girls Sr Sec School||Madhya Pradesh||Paragraph/Essay|
|16.||Saesha Kapur||9th||Bal Bharati Public School||Delhi||Video|
|17.||Shreya||9th||Vicat D.A.V. Vidya Mandir||Karnataka||Poem|
|18.||Amrutha S||9th||Jnanadeepa School Javalli||Karnataka||Painting|
|19.||Rushal Suthar||12th||Seedling Modern Public School||Rajasthan||Poem|
|20.||Garv Jain||11th||Mahavir Sr Model School||Delhi||Video|
|21.||Shreya Srivastava||11th||Bal Bharti Public School||Delhi||Paragraph/Essay|
|22.||Akanksha V Malde||11th||St. Joseph’s Indian GPU Composite College||Karnataka||Poem|
|23.||Rishabh Sethi||11th||APS Udhampur||J&K||Poem|
|24.||Ishan Kumar Nanda||11th||Rotary Public School||Odisha||Painting|
The winners will be felicitated on 25 Jan 2022 on their arrival in Delhi and will witness the Republic Day Parade as the special guests of Ministry of Defence. Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Education and MyGov congratulate and thank all the participants for their zeal and enthusiasm towards the Veer Gatha Project.