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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Defence

 

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 906

TO BE ANSWERED ON 02.08.2006

Display Of Medals By Families Of Deceased Gallantry

Awardees During RD Parade

 

906.

SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:
whether the Ministry of Defence would consider a proposal that upon death of Victoria Cross, PVC and other gallantry award winners, their families may be allowed to participate in Republic Day parade, wearing the medals, so that these stories of valour do not fade away upon the death or passing away of these brave men and women?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI PRANAB MUKHERJEE)

There are no restrictions on the participation of the families of gallantry award winners in the Republic Day Celebrations. However, there is no provision for wearing of medals by the families of gallantry awardees.