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Neerja Mishra was awarded the Ashoka Chakra Award in the year __________.
1. 1987
2. 2008
3. 2001
4. 1968

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : 1987

The correct answer is 1987.

  • Neerja Mishra was the first women recipient of the Ashok Chakra Award.
  • She is the youngest recipient of Ashoka Chakra in 1987. 
  • She was also awarded the “Tagme-e-Insaniyat” (Pakistan), the Flight Safety Foundation Award, and the Medal of Heroism of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (U.S.A.).

  • Ashok Chakra
    • It is conferred to civilians or military personnel for most conspicuous bravery or some act of daring or pre-eminent act of valor or self-sacrifice away from the battlefield.
    • The award design is circular in shape and “Ashok Chakra” is inscribed both in Hindi and English and these 2 versions are separated by 2 lotus flowers.

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