India is a country known to have produced many honourary and accomplished individuals. To recognise the contributions of its distinguished citizens, the Republic of India has a range of Indian national awards for people showing determination, bravery and exceptional talents. Over the years since it’s inception, these awards have adorned many outstanding individuals who would have been equally proud to receive them. Examin provides a list of major Indian national awards for military personnel, civilians as well as awards provided for extraordinary achievement in the fields of literature and sports. The awards are sorted in the order of their importance:
Indian National awards for civilians
The Civilian awards are provided to an ordinary citizen for their outstanding services and extraordinary endurance in the time of their need. There are no set criteria for providing the awards, but the award shall be provided to civilians displaying bravery at the hour of need or any other accomplishment entailing extraordinary endurance. It is not necessary for the award to be provided every year.
Major Military Indian National Awards
The military awards are provided to military personnel who have shown exemplary courage and bravery on the battlefield. The Indian national award is provided to any officer or soldier irrespective of the forces they served in, that is, Armed, Navy or Air Force. The military awards are categorised into wartime and peacetime awards. They are provided for similar acts of bravery by the soldiers in the battlefield but are dependent on the diplomatic status of the country at the time of providing the awards. The awards are shown in the order of importance.
War Time Gallantry Awards
|Param Vir Chakra|
|Maha Vir Chakra|
Peace Time Gallantry Awards
In addition to gallantry awards, Government of India also provides various service awards to recognise persons who had a distinguished career while serving any of the armed forces. The most prominent military service medals are Sena medal, Nau Sena Medal and Vayu Sena medal given to the military personnel with distinguished service in Army, Navy and Airforce respectively. In addition to these, Sarvottam Yudh Seva, Uttam Yudh Seva and Yudh Seva medals are provided for distinguished service during wartime. Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal are given for distinguished service during peacetime.
Major Literature Awards
Literature is an important aspect of a culture. It helps people appreciate it’s uniqueness and care about the problems our society is facing. Having great writers is an asset to any nation and Republic of India certainly does appreciate it’s writers. Here are the most prominent Indian national awards provided to writers who have created an exceptional piece of literature.
National Sports Awards
Sports are unquestionable aspects of Indian pride and identity. Athletes and sports people take great pride in representing India at various sporting events and give out their best at such events. To reciprocate such dedication and enthusiasm, Republic of India hands out Indian national awards for sportspersons for providing exceptional results and dedications towards their sports.
|Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna|