Master Bibek Sharma of Sikkim to receive National Bravery Award from the Prime Minister on 26th January
Eight children from North-Eastern states are among the 23 boys and girls who will receive National Bravery Awards for 2010 from Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh at a function in New Delhi on the eve of Republic Day this year. Two Awards will be given posthumously. The Awardees will participate in the Republic Day parade. The prestigious Geeta Chopra Award has been conferred on 13 year old Km. Jismi P.M. of Kerala who saved two children from drowning.
The Sanjay Chopra Award has been given to 11 year old Master Priyanshu Joshi of Uttarakhand who saved his sister from a leopard. Master Vishnudas K.(17 years) of Kerala, Master Moonis Khan (15 years) of Madhya Pradesh and Km. Ipi Basar (16 years) of Arunachal Pradesh have been given the Bapu Gaidhani Awards. Master Vishnudas saved two children from drowning. Master Moonis Khan saved an old man from a railway accident while Km. Ipi Basar saved two lives in a fire incident. The other recipients are: Km. Kalpana Sonowal and Km. Rekhamoni Sonowal (Assam), Master Rahul Kurrey and Km. Parvati Amlesh (Chhattisgarh), Master Anoop. M. and Master Raj Narayanan (Kerala), Master Rohit Maruti Mulik (Maharashtra), Master Md. Nurul Huda (Manipur), Master Freedy Nongsiej and Master Lovelystar K. Sohphoh (Meghalaya), Km. Lalmawizuali (Mizoram), Master Gurjeevan Singh (Punjab), Late Km. Chhampa Kanwar and Master Shrawan Kumar (Rajasthan), Master Bibek Sharma (Sikkim), Master Uttam Kumar (Uttar Pradesh), Late Km. Shruti Lodhi (Uttarakhand) and Km. Sunita Murmu (West Bengal).
The National Bravery Award Scheme is an endeavour by the Indian Council for Child Welfare to give due recognition to the children who show exceptional courage and perform meritorious service to inspire others to emulate their example. Children will get a medal, certificate and cash under the scheme and the awardees will be granted financial assistance until they complete their schooling. The Government has reserved some seats for the awardees in medical and engineering colleges and polytechnics.
(Courtesy: Sikkim Mail)