Vidhi Dubey of St. Arnold Convent School is among super 25 children to witness Republic Day 2022.

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Jharsuguda: Proud moment for Jharsuguda, Vidhi Dubey, a class seven student of St. Arnold School, has been among the super 25 selected children out of 8,03,978 children from 4788 schools who took part in the #Veergatha contest and had selected to attend the Republic Day 2022.

Vidhi had written a poem after which her poem was selected under the category of Class 6th to 8th. She is the proud daughter of Rajani Dubey and Santosh Kumar Dubey, Asst. General Manager in Electrical Department in TPSL in Jharsuguda.

She is one of the four students from Odisha who has been selected for this Veer Gatha Project.

As part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, many new events have been introduced for the first time as part of Republic Day celebrations. The endeavour has been to make it a celebration of people by encouraging their participation from all walks of life. Also, create/rekindle a spirit of nationalism and patriotism in them in the run-up to the Republic Day events.

Veer Gatha is one such unique project that has been launched to inspire the school children of our country with the stories of war heroes, brave hearts, and it has elicited a tremendous response from all over the country. For the first time as part of Republic Day celebrations, the Ministry of Defence has envisioned 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 & the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) organized the Veer Gatha Project from 21 October to 21 November 2021 all across the country.

More than 8,03,900 students from 4,788 schools spread over 28 States & Eight Union Territories participated in this event and shared their inspirational stories in terms of essays, poems, drawings, and multimedia presentations. After several rounds of evaluation, on 06 January 2022, the ‘Super 25’ have been selected and declared as winners. A National level Committee selected the best entries.

The winners will be given a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- each and will be felicitated on 25 January 2022 on their arrival in New Delhi and will witness the Republic Day Parade as the special guests of Ministry of Defence.  Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Education and MyGov congratulated and thank all the participants for their zeal and enthusiasm towards the Veer Gatha Project.