Story-telling session introduces children to bravehearts
Aiming to take the tales of brave soldiers to children, the Delhi Metro on Saturday organised a story-telling session, reminiscing the supreme sacrifices made by the Param Veer Chakra Awardees (PVC). The event was organised at Metro Museum in Patel Chowk station.
It was a joint effort by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and the National Book Trust (NBT), with which the DMRC has inked an MoU to promote literary works.
Param Veer Chakra is the country’s highest gallantry award given to soldiers, who have showed outstanding bravery on the battlefield or sacrificed their lives during war.
Ever since Independence, 21 soldiers have been awarded the Param Veer Chakra.
Children, mostly in the age group of 8 to 12 years, attended the story-telling session.
“During the programme, professional storytellers spoke on the courage and valour of our defence personnel from the series ‘Veergatha’ to the children,” a DMRC official said.
NBT chairperson Baldeo Bhai Sharma and DMRC Director (operations) Sharat Sharma, who were also present, distributed copies of the series ‘Veergatha’ among the children.
The series, on the lives of the 21 Param Vir Chakra winners, has been published by the NBT.
Veergatha series, story books for children, are part of the Government of India’s initiative to bring the tales of soldiers to children and inspire them. The series have been penned by Gaurav C Sawant.
Children heard the tales of bravery with utmost attention.
“The event is a part of the Metro Museum’s social outreach and CSR programme, under which workshops and visits of children and senior citizen is organised. Earlier,
the museum has conducted workshops for physically-challenged children and those suffering from cancer,” added the metro official.
The DMRC also organises puppet shows at schools across the national Capital to raise awareness among children about traveling etiquettes in Metro trains.