President’s Colour UPSC NOTE

 Why in News

  • President Droupadi Murmu on Friday presented the President’s Colour to the Pune-based Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC). 

  • The President’s Colour, also known as “Rashtrapati ka Nishaan”, is the highest honour bestowed upon any military unit

  • The AFMC was established on May 1, 1948. 

What is President’s Colour ?

  • The President's Colour is the highest honour that the Supreme Commander, President of India, bestows on a unit for its exceptional service to the Nation

  • It's a symbol of yeoman service rendered and would motivate the officers and men of the Indian Navy.

  • The President's Colour is a silken crimson banner embroidered with the National Emblem and the inscription 'Rashtrapati ka Nishan’

  • It is awarded to military units that have displayed exceptional gallantry, devotion to duty and rendered distinguished service to the nation. 

  • The first President's Colour was awarded to the Indian Air Force in 1950

  • Since then, the award has been bestowed on all the three arms of the Indian Armed Forces.

  • The award has also been bestowed on some paramilitary forces and other organizations.

  • The President's Colour is a coveted award and is considered to be a badge of honour



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Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam: President’s Colour UPSC NOTE
President’s Colour UPSC NOTE
Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam
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