Param Vir Chakra was designed by Savitri Khanolkar, born as Eva Yuonne Linda Maday-de-Maros with Hungarian father and Russian mother married to Vikram Khanolkar , an officer of Indian National Army. The medal which is a circular bronze disc with 1.375 inches in diameter holds the state emblem at the centre on a raised circle. Surrounded with colourful ribbons the metal short of the symbol is a piece of metal which has been decorated with the signs of Vajra (thunderbolts) which shall serve the purpose of Param vir Chakra. The Param Vir Chakra of present day is supposed to reflect the great mysterious weapons of the Vedic origin which should as effective as the Amogha Astra( unfailing weapons) used by Indra to kill Vitra , the demon of drought, to release the water for the benefit of people. Formally introduced on the republic day of India this award is one the great prides of Indian Military forces which shall grant Rs 1500 pm to its recipients.
Param Vir Chakra has included the most valuable soldiers of India every year. Along with others who received Param Vir Chakra due to their exemplary fearless fight in Kargil in 1999; Major Somnath Sharma who was the first recipient of Param Vir Chakra and Captain Vikram Batra who received the award during his fight in Kargil, belonged to the same village from the state of Himachal Pradesh. The others have been enlisted in the following table.
Thus, Param vir chakra reminds us about the glorious fights fought by these legendary personalities who not only saved the nation's boundaries but also represent the braveness with which every Indian has been groomed and trained who understand no compromises in case bravery.