About Veer Gatha Project

To honour the acts of bravery and sacrifice of the officers/personnel of the Armed Forces, other lawfully-constituted Forces and Civilians, gallantry awards are announced twice in a year on the occasion of Republic Day and Independence Day.

In order to disseminate the details of acts of bravery and the life stories of these brave-hearts among the students, it has been proposed by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) that school students may be motivated to do projects/activities based on gallantry award winners. Accordingly, the Ministry of Education, Department of School Education & Literacy, is organising the Veer Gatha Project from 21st October to 20th November 2021. The Project is open for all schools in all states and Union Territories including all schools affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).


  • 25 selected entries will be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- by the Ministry of Defence.
  • Each of the 25 winners will be invited for the Republic Day Celebration at Delhi.
  • All students whose entry is uploaded on the CBSE Veer Gatha portal will get an E- certificate of Participation.

Topic & Categories

Categories Activity / Entry in the form of the following Topic
to Poem / Paragraph (150 words) / Painting

If I had been                           

(Name of the Gallantry Award Winner), what would I have done for my nation?



(Name of the Gallantry Award Winner) motivates me to                           

to Poem / Paragraph (300 words) / Painting / Multi Media Presentation (Enactment Video)
to Poem / Essay (750 words) / Painting / Multi Media Presentation (Enactment Video)
to Poem / Essay (1000 words) / Painting / Multi Media Presentation (Enactment Video)

Timeline for Conducting Activities by Schools affiliated to CBSE

Dates CBSE
to Conduct of Activities at the School Level : Schools shall themselves conduct the activities on the above topics.
to As soon as the conduct of activity is complete at the school level, Schools shall upload 01 best entry per category, a total of 04 from each school, at the CBSE Veer Gatha portal.