National Bravery Awards: 25 children honoured for outstanding acts of valour

Addressing the awardees, PM advised the children to ensure that the award does not become the end of their life's purpose.

National Bravery Awards: 25 children honoured for outstanding acts of valour

On occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented National Bravery Awards to 25 children from across the country.

Addressing the awardees, PM advised the children to ensure that the award does not become the end of their life's purpose.

“Bravery is a state of mind. Therefore, we need to make the mind strong,” he was quoted in media reports as saying. He also encouraged them to read biographies of leaders, sportspersons and others who have done great things in their lives.



Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi was present on the occasion.

Initiated by the Indian Council for Child Welfare, the initiative recognises children who distinguish themselves by performing outstanding acts of bravery, valour and meritorious service as well as to encourages and inspires other children.

Among the awardees, children from the north-eastern states dominated the list with the Bharat Award Winner was given posthumously to 8-year-old Tarh Peeju from Arunachal Pradesh. Tarh Peeju lost her life while rescuing two of her friends who were swept away by strong currents while crossing a river, Times Now reported.

This years' Geeta Chopra Award went to two girls  anmed Tejasweeta Pradhan and Shivani Gond- for exposing a trafficking racket, while the Sanjay Chopra Award was presented to Sumit Mamgain from Uttarakhand for rescuing his cousin from a leopard attack.

National Bravery awardees of 2016

  • Tushar Verma (Chhattisgarh) - Bapu Gaidhani Award

  • Roluahpuii (Mizoram)- Bapu Gaidhani Award

  • Lalhriatpuii (Mizoram)- Bapu Gaidhani Award

  • Tarh Peju (Arunachal Pradesh)- Bharat Award

  • Tejasweeta Pradhan (West Bengal)-  Geeta Chopra Award

  • Shivani Gond (West Bengal)-  Geeta Chopra Award

  • Sumit Mamgain (Uttarakhand)- Sanjay Chopra Award

  • Neelam Dhruv - Chattisgarh

  • Sonu Mali- Rajasthan

  • Mohan Sethi- Odisha

  • Sia Bamansa Khode

  • Thanglin Mangalankim

  • Prafulla Sharma

  • Moirangthem Sadanananda Singh (Manipur)

  • Aditya Pillai (Kerala)

  • Angshika Pandey (Uttar Pradesh)

  • Vinil Manjili (Kerala)

  • Akshit Sharma (Delhi)

  • Akshita Sharma (Delhi)

  • Akhil K. Sibu (Kearla)

  • Naman (Delhi)

  • Nisha Dilip Patil

  • Badrunisa KP Keral

  • Payel Devi ( Jammu and Kashmir)


Photo: Vijay Pandey

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