On 15 August, 2017, Honorable Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi launched a website which showcases the information of every gentlemen who have been given Gallantry Award since the time of Independence. Prime Minister made the website live on twitter where he said, ” the portal will preserve and tell the stories of our bravest men and women, civilians as well as armed forces personnel.”
He also added to it by tweeting, “In remembrance of our heroes who have been awarded gallantry awards since Independence, launched the site http://gallantryawards.gov.in,”. Modi has urged people to be more than viewer to this website by volunteering to give any information about any receiver of the Gallantry award. Information provided by people could be in any form from photograph to a piece of paper but it should have enough evidence to support itself if the scrutiny happens.
“If you have any information or photo that is missing and can be added to the portal, please share it through the feedback link on the site,” said in a tweet. Family members of the winners have expressed their happiness about this decision of the Prime minister. http://gallantryawards.gov.in/ has already gone live on the internet.