The Ministry of Defence said on Thursday that 25 students from around the country have been selected as part of the Centre's Veer Gatha Project and would be honoured in Delhi on January 25. According to the ministry, Amrit Mahotsav is hosting a number of special programmes for Republic Day, one of which is the Veer Gatha programme. Twenty-five kids, dubbed the "Super 25," are chosen from throughout the country for this project. Shivani Pimplepur of Gurugram and Pranjay Gandhi of Panipat are two of the 25 pupils, both from Haryana.
The goal has been to make it a celebration of people by inviting people from all walks of life to participate. In the run-up to the Republic Day activities, instil a spirit of nationalism and patriotism in them, according to the ministry.
Different events for children of various ages were created under Project Veer Gatha to familiarise kids with the indomitable fortitude and spirit of the war heroes, as well as the heroic hearts of their country via poems and essays.
In conjunction with the Ministry of Education and the CBSE, the tournament was held in schools across the country. There were 8,03,900 pupils from 4,788 schools around the country who took part in the event. The competition drew students from 28 states and eight union territories around the country. 'Super 25' was released today after multiple rounds of rigorous testing. According to Defence Ministry sources, these 25 were chosen under the supervision of a national-level panel. This year's Republic Day parade will feature all of these 'Super 25' kids, who will be honoured on the night of Republic Day. "This competition was created with the goal of generating a sense of patriotism among the students and a tribute to our war heroes," stated the ministry.