PARAM VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL FOR OLYMPIC CHAMPION SUBEDAR NEERAJ CHOPRA

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Prama Vishisht Seva Medal was presented to Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra.
  • Junior Commissioned Officers are known as Naib Subedars. Their rank is between that of lieutenants and that of havildars.
  • The medal is in the shape of a circle. It has a diameter of 35 mm. It’s made of gold-gilt metal.

What is in the News?

The Prama Vishisht Seva Medal was presented to Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra. Neeraj Chopra made India famous by becoming the country’s first athlete to win a gold medal. Chopra earned a gold medal in the 87.58 metre javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympics. The prize will be given to 18 other people in addition to Neeraj Chopra.

Chopra’s achievements

In 2018, Chopra was given the Arjuna award. He received the Vishisht Seva Medal in 2020. Chopra joined the Rajputana Rifles as a Naib Subedar in 2016. He was a member of the Army Sports Institute’s Mission Olympics Wing, which was based in Pune. The Indian Army’s Mission Olympics Wing was created as a result of their efforts. The army recognised qualified athletes in the army and trained them in several sports disciplines as part of the effort. They competed in both national and international events.

Naib Subedar

It’s a military rank in India. Junior Commissioned Officers are known as Naib Subedars. Their rank is between that of lieutenants and that of havidars.

Medal of Param Vishisht Seva

In 1960, the prize was established. It is given to those who have served during times of peace. The prize will be given out after the person’s death. The medal is open to members of the lawfully formed armed forces, the Territorial Army, reserve forces, auxiliary and nursing officers. It’s the same thing as the Sarvottam Yudh Seva Medal. It is higher than Maha Vir Chakra and lower than Padma Bhushan.

The Medal’s Background

The medal is in the shape of a circle. It has a diameter of 35 mm. It’s made of gold-gilt metal. The medal is embossed with a five-pointed star. The medal, on the other hand, features the Indian state insignia. It’s a military honour.

India’s Military Honors

In times of peace, the Param Vishisht Seva Medal, the Ati Vishishi Seva Medal, and the Vishisht Seva Medal are awarded. Yudh Seva Medal, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, and Sarvottam Yudh Seva Medal were all awarded during the war. Vayu Sena Medal (Air Force), Sena Medal (Army), and Nau Sena Medal (Army) are wartime and peacetime service awards (Navy).

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Dr. Kirti Sisodhia

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