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Pvsm
PARAM VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL (PVSM) is a military award of India
India
. It was constituted in 1960 and since then till date, it is awarded in recognition to peace-time service of the most exceptional order and may be awarded posthumously. All ranks of the Indian Armed Forces including Territorial Army, Auxiliary and Reserve Forces, Nursing officers and other members of the Nursing services and other lawfully constituted Armed Forces are eligible for the award. CONTENTS * 1 Design * 2 References * 3 See also * 4 External links DESIGNThe medal is round in shape, 35 mm in diameter and fitted to a plain horizontal bar with standard fitting. It is made of gold gilt. On its obverse is embossed a five-pointed star and on its reverse is the Indian state emblem and the inscription embossed along the upper rim. The riband is of gold colour with one dark blue stripe down the centre dividing it into two equal parts
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Sarvottam Yudh Seva Medal
SARVOTTAM YUDH SEVA MEDAL is India's highest Wartime Distinguished Service decoration. It is awarded for the highest degree of distinguished services in an operational context. "Operation context" include times of war, conflict, or hostilities. The award is a wartime equivalent of the Param Vishisht Seva Medal , which is the highest Peacetime Distinguished Service decoration of the country. Sarvottam Yudh Seva Medal may be awarded posthumously
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Maha Vir Chakra
The MAHA VIR CHAKRA (MVC) (literally great warrior medal) is the second highest military decoration in India
India
, after the Param Vir Chakra , and is awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, at sea or in the air. It replaced the British Distinguished Service Order (DSO). The medal may be awarded posthumously . CONTENTS * 1 Appearance * 2 History * 3 List of recipients * 4 References * 5 External links APPEARANCEThe medal is made of standard silver and is circular in shape. Embossed on the obverse is a five pointed heraldic star with circular center-piece bearing the gilded state emblem of India
India
in the center. The words "Mahavira Chakra" are embossed in Devanagari and English on the reverse with two lotus flowers in the middle
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India
INDIA, officially the REPUBLIC OF INDIA (_Bhārat Gaṇarājya_), is a country in South Asia . It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people ), and the most populous democracy in the world. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast. It shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China , Nepal , and Bhutan to the northeast; and Myanmar (Burma) and Bangladesh to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives . India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia . The Indian subcontinent was home to the urban Indus Valley Civilisation of the 3rd millennium BCE
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Indian Armed Forces
US$314 million (2000–16) Afghanistan Maldives Tajikistan Nepal Bhutan Israel Oman Bangladesh Vietnam UAE Iran Thailand Kazakhstan Turkey Qatar Uzbekistan Saudi Arabia Malaysia Philippines Kyrgyzstan Indonesia RELATED ARTICLES HISTORY Military history of India Presidency armies British Indian Army Indian National Army RANKS Army Air Force Navy The INDIAN ARMED FORCES ( Hindi (in IAST): _Bhāratīya Saśastra Sēnāēṃ_) are the military forces of the Republic of India
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Lion Capital Of Ashoka
The LION CAPITAL OF ASHOKA is a sculpture of four Asiatic lions standing back to back, on an elaborate base that includes other animals. A graphic representation of it was adopted as the official Emblem of India
Emblem of India
in 1950. It was originally placed atop the Aśoka pillar at the important Buddhist
Buddhist
site of Sarnath by the Emperor Ashoka , in about 250 BCE. The pillar, sometimes called the Aśoka Column, is still in its original location, but the Lion Capital is now in the Sarnath Museum , in the state of Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
, India
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Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL (AVSM) is a military award of India
India
given to recognize "distinguished service of an exceptional order" to all ranks of the armed forces. The award can also be granted posthumously. Subsequent awards are represented by a bar worn on the ribbon. The awardee can use "AVSM" as post-nominal letters. HISTORYThe Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
Vishisht Seva Medal
was originally established as the "Vishisht Seva Medal, Class II". It was renamed on January 27, 1967 and the badge redesigned. Since 1980 the awarding of the medal have been restricted to non-operational service as the Uttam Yudh Seva Medal was created to recognize distinguished services in an operational environment. SEE ALSO * Uttam Yudh Seva Medal * Param Vishisht Seva Medal REFERENCES * ^ A B "Precedence Of Medals". http://indianarmy.nic.in/. Indian Army. Retrieved 9 September 2014
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Indian Honours System
The Indian honours system is the system of awards given to individuals for a variety of services to the Republic of India . Here are all of them: CONTENTS* 1 Civilian Awards * 1.1 Bharat Ratna * 1.2 Padma awards * 2 Military Awards * 2.1 Wartime gallantry awards * 2.2 Peacetime gallantry awards * 2.3 Wartime/Peacetime service and gallantry awards * 2.4 Wartime Distinguished Service * 2.5 Peacetime Distinguished Service * 3 Leadership awards * 4 Literature awards * 5 Particular awards * 5.1 National sports awards * 5.2 Police awards * 5.3 Bravery awards * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links CIVILIAN AWARDSBHARAT RATNAThe Bharat Ratna , the highest civilian award of the country, was instituted in the year 1954. Any person without distinction of race, occupation, position, or gender is eligible for this award
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Bharat Ratna
The BHARAT RATNA ( Hindi
Hindi
pronunciation: ; _Jewel of India_) is the highest civilian award of the Republic of India
Republic of India
. Instituted in 1954, the award is conferred "in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order", without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex. The award was originally limited to achievements in the arts, literature, science, and public services, but the government expanded the criteria to include "any field of human endeavour" in December 2011. The recommendations for the Bharat Ratna
Bharat Ratna
are made by the Prime Minister to the President , with a maximum of three nominees being awarded per year. Recipients receive a _Sanad_ (certificate) signed by the President and a peepal -leaf–shaped medallion; there is no monetary grant associated with the award
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Padma Vibhushan
The PADMA VIBHUSHAN is the second-highest civilian award of the Republic of India
Republic of India
, preceded by Bharat Ratna
Bharat Ratna
and followed by Padma Bhushan . Instituted on 2 January 1954, the award is given for "exceptional and distinguished service", without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex. The award criteria include "service in any field including service rendered by Government servants" including doctors and scientists, but excludes those working with the public sector undertakings . As of 2017 , the award has been bestowed on 300 individuals, including twelve posthumous and 19 non-citizen recipients. During 1 May and 15 September of every year, the recommendations for the award are submitted to the Padma Awards Committee, constituted by the Prime Minister of India
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Padma Bhushan
The PADMA BHUSHAN is the third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India
India
, preceded by the Bharat Ratna
Bharat Ratna
and the Padma Vibhushan
Padma Vibhushan
and followed by the Padma Shri
Padma Shri
. Instituted on 2 January 1954, the award is given for "distinguished service of a high order...without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex" The award criteria include "service in any field including service rendered by Government servants" including doctors and scientists, but excludes those working with the public sector undertakings . As of 2017 , the award has been bestowed on 1231 individuals, including 19 posthumous and 92 non-citizen recipients. The Padma Awards Committee is constituted every year by the Prime Minister of India
India
and the recommendations for the award are submitted during 1 May and 15 September
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Padma Shri
PADMA SHRI (also PADMASHREE) is the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India
Republic of India
, after the Bharat Ratna
Bharat Ratna
, the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
. Awarded by the Government of India , it is announced every year on India\'s Republic Day
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National Bravery Award
Those are a set of awards given annually to about 25 Indian children for "meritorious acts of bravery against all odds." The awards are given by the Government of India and the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW). The award was instituted in 1952. CONTENTS * 1 Details of the 🥇 * 2 History * 3 Selection process * 4 Ceremony * 5 List of awards * 5.1 Bharat Award * 5.2 Sanjay Chopra Award * 5.3 Geeta Chopra Award * 5.4 Bapu Gaidhani Award * 5.5 Other recipients * 6 References * 7 External links DETAILS OF THE 🥇The National Bravery Awards consist of five categories, which are listed below. * The BHARAT AWARD, since 1987 * The SANJAY CHOPRA AWARD, since 1978 * The GEETA CHOPRA AWARD, since 1978 * The BAPU GAIDHANI AWARD, since 1988 * General NATIONAL BRAVERY AWARDS, since 1957The awards are given to children who were between the ages of six to eighteen when they committed their acts of bravery
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National Child Award For Exceptional Achievement
The NATIONAL CHILD AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT was instituted in 1996 and is awarded by the Department of Women & Child Development, Govt. of India to children between ages 4 to 15 with exceptional abilities. It is one of the three national presidential awards for children of the state
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National Bal Shree Honour
The NATIONAL BAL SHREE HONOUR is awarded to creative children in the age group of 9–16 years. National Bal Shree Honour given by National Bal Bhawan an autonomous body of Ministry of Human Resource Development (India) .The Honour includes a plaque, a certificate, educational resources and a cash prize. National Bal Shree Honour is usually given by President of India in Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi . National Bal shree Honour lies among 3 President's Award of India, ranking 1st, followed by National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement and thus Bal Shree is one of the highest child award of the nation
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Stree Shakti Puraskar
STREE SHAKTI PURASKAR (Women Power Award) is a series of India's national honours conferred on individual women for their exceptional achievement. The award is given in six categories, by the Ministry of Women and Child Development , Government of India . It recognises the spirit of courage of a woman in difficult circumstances, who has established this spirit of courage in her personal or professional life. The award also recognises the pioneering contribution of an individual in empowering women and raising women's issues. Instituted in 1991, the award is conferred by the President on the occasion of International Women\'s Day , 8 March every year at New Delhi. The award carries a cash prize of rupees one lakh (Rs. 100,000) and a certificate
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