Param Vir Chakra is India’s highest military honour and a simple translation translates the words to ‘Wheel of the Ultimate Brave’. The designer of this honour has a Swiss connection. The lady to whom it is credited was born Eve Yvonne Maday de Maros in Neuchatel and later owing to her marriage to the Indian Army Captain Vikram Ramji Khanolkar, she changed her name to Savitri Bai Khanolkar.
Matter-of-fact of the week #83:
In this new series, we bring to you a collaboration with Qwizzeria, a Swiss-based knowledge consulting company that uses quizzes, information, and gamification for team building, learning and to provide knowledge transfer solutions. Look forward to monthly quizzes and enrich your knowledge of little-known facts about India and Switzerland through our new weekly column. Happy learning!