THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA FELICITATES 22 LITTLE HEROES WHO HAD DISPLAYED EXEMPLARY COURAGE AND BRAVERY IN DIFFICULT SITUATIONS AND SAVED LIVES !!!
This year 22 brave children, including four girls, who will be conferred the National Bravery Awards for 2013, the children will receive their Awards from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh prior to Republic Day 2013 and will also participate in the Republic Day Parade atop an elephant. The awardees will receive a medal, certificate and cash. A reception in honour of the children will also be held by President Pranab Mukherjee, and Defence Minister A. K. Antony.
Of the 22 recipients 18 are boys and four are girls. While some have rescued children and elders from drowning, others have saved their siblings and family members from fire, being robbed and killed at the hands of thieves. One girl saved her younger sister from being mauled by a cheetah, and another walked away from a child marriage and reported the matter to the authorities. One child died while rescuing some other children from drowning.
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One of the award would be given posthumously to Ramdinthara of Mizoram, who died while trying to rescue his friend from drowning.
The Bharat Award has been conferred on 17-year-old Tarang Atulbhai Mistry of Gujarat for saving the lives of four people who were drowning in the 20-25 feet deep waters of Narmada river after being swept away in the current while taking bath on the occasion of Dhuelti.
The prestigious ‘Geeta Chopra’ award has been conferred on a 17-year-old girl who was instrumental in exposing the physical and sexual abuse of the inmates of a children’s home in Delhi by the owner and staff. Unable to take on more abuse, she managed to escape and approached an NGO, who presented her before the Child Welfare Committee. Her plight forced the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to send a team which learnt of the physical, psychological and sexual abuse of children, selling of babies, forced labour and other inhumane acts inflicted upon the hapless destitute children.
The Sanjay Chopra Award has been given to 11-and-a-half-year-old Gajendra Ram of Chhattisgarh who saved a child from drowning in a well.
Vijay Kumar Sainik, 17, of Uttar Pradesh, Akanksha Gaute, 16, of Chhattisgarh and Hali Raghunath Baraf, 16, of Maharashtra will receive the Bapu Gaidhani Awards.
The youngest among them is seven-year-old Koroungamba Kuman from Manipur, who showed outstanding bravery and saved his younger sister from devastating fire which broke out in his house.
Other recipients are Devansh Tiwari and Mukesh Nishad (Chhattisgarh), Lalrinhlua (Mizoram), E. Suganthan (Tamil Nadu), Ramith.K, Mebin Cyriac and Vishnu M.V. (Kerala), Koroungamba Kuman (Manipur), Sameep Anil Pandit (Maharashtra), Viswendra Lohkna, Satendra Lohkana and Pawan Kumar Kanaujiya (Uttar Pradesh), Stripleaseman Mylliem (Meghalaya), Sapna Kumari Meena (Rajasthan) and Suhail K.M. (Karnataka).
BEST WISHES TO ALL THESE CHILDREN FROM OUR TEAM !!!
MAY THEIR TRIBE GROW, MAY THEIR BRAVERY AND VALOUR SHINE LIKE A STAR !!!!!