Param Vir Chakra awardees to find place in NCERT book

21 war heroes of the country who have been awarded Param Vir Chakra, the highest military decoration, will soon feature in a book which the NCERT will bring out in consultation with the Defence ministry.

The National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT) has begun working on a supplementary reader on stories of Param Vir Chakra awardees, the government today said.

"The NCERT has initiated measures to publish a supplementary reader titled 'Veer Gatha: Stories of Param Vir Chakra Awardees', about 21 war heroes, in consultation with the Ministry of Defence," Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani said in a written response to a question in Lok Sabha.

In another written reply, Irani said the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to accept online applications from private students for classes X and XII CBSE Board Examination-2016, under the Board's scheme of improvement or compartment or full subject categories.