“Wall of heroes” with portraits of Param Veer Chakra awardees has proposed for around 1,000 schools and colleges, including Jamia Millia Islamia, across the country to inspire the youth.
While making announcement about this during launch of the Centre;s campaign “Vidya, Veerta Abhiyan”, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said while establishment of the “wall of heroes” is voluntary for the educational institutes, he clarified that Centre will not issue any grants for the purpose and students and teachers should be encouraged to pool in money for the same.
“The condemnable and barbaric act by Pakistan has been carried out after ignoring all indicators of humanity. Even war has few principles but they do not any principle of humanity or either they don’t want to know it. The entire country is anguished,” Javadekar said at the event.
The HRD Minister said: “It is important that we have portraits of such soldiers in our universities to create passion and enthusiasm among the youngsters.”
The idea has been conceived by BJP leader Tarun Vijay, who called it “a humble attempt to inculcate patriotism in the students”, reported PTI.
The walls will be 15 X 20 feet and feature portraits of the 21 soldiers decorated with the Param Veer Chakra, the highest war-time gallantry award.
It has been reported that the portraits of the Param Veer Chakra awardees have been handed by the Minister to the vice chancellors and representatives of various universities including the JNU, the DU, Jamia Millia Islamia, the Central University of Jammu, the Arunachal Pradesh university, the Kerala University and the IIT Delhi among others.