Ashoka Chakra Award facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAshoka Chakra
Ashoka Chakra and its ribbon, the highest peacetime decoration of India
|Awarded by Republic of India|
|Country||Republic of India|
|Awarded for||Awarded for most conspicuous bravery, or some act of daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice otherwise than in the face of the enemy.|
|Next (higher)||Param Vir Chakra|
|Next (lower)||Padma Vibhushan|
The Ashoka Chakra Award is India's highest peacetime military decoration or award for courageous action or self-sacrificing away from the battlefield. This is awarded for the most notable bravery. Ashoka Chakra was awarded either to military-men as well as civilians.
Lieutenant Suhas Biswas was the first person to be awarded with Ashoka Chakra award in 1952.The awarded persons were paid Rs.1400 monthly.Ashoka Chakra was established on 4 January 1952.
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