Business Republic Day 2019: All you need to know about gallantry awards Updated : January 25, 2019 08:15 PM IST Many Navy and Indian Air Force officers will receive gallantry awards for saving the lives of civilians during the Kerala floods in August last year. These awards are announced twice in a year, the two days where India remembers its fight for freedom - Republic Day and Independence Day. The awardee must showcase his bravery in the presence of the enemy, either for the 'most conspicuous bravery or pre-eminent act of valour or even self-sacrifice'. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.