Tribune News Service
Dehradun, March 16
Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be in Uttarakhand on March 25.
She will be distributing cash awards to students of the state, who have been recently selected by the Indian Military Academy and the National Defence Academy.
The award ceremony nomenclatured Shaurya Diwas was aimed to encourage young generation in the state to take up career in defence forces.
Uttarakhand State Minister for Higher Education Dhan Singh Rawat presided over a high-level meeting to make the award ceremony a success.
A cash award of Rs 50,000 will be given to the student, who has been selected in the IMA or the NDA recently.
In case of absence of a student during the ceremony, his parents will be accepting the award.
The award scheme is an initiative of the Uttarakhand Education Department.
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