Stories of valour and of supreme sacrifices in some cases that mark the lives of Param Vir Chakra awardees were narrated to a group of children during an event organised by Delhi Metro.

The session, held on Saturday at the Metro Museum housed in the Patel Chowk station here, was a joint effort by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and the National Book Trust (NBT).

Param Vir Chakra is the highest military honour bestowed by India to those serving in the Indian Armed Forces.

"During the programme, professional storytellers spoke about the courage and valour of our defence personnel from the series ‘Veergatha’ to the children," a DMRC official said.

NBT Chairman Baldeo Bhai Sharma and DMRC Director (operations) Sharat Sharma, who were present on the occasion, distributed copies of the series ‘Veergatha’ among the children.

The series has been published by NBT on the lives of the 21 Param Vir Chakra winners.

The event was a part of the Metro Museum’s social outreach and CSR activities under which workshops and visits of children, senior citizens among others are organised.