21 children to get National Bravery Awards for 2009

Last Updated: Monday, January 18, 2010 - 20:33

New Delhi: A 10-year-old girl, who saved
several lives during a grenade attack in Imphal, and a
13-year-old boy, who rescued over 50 people during a stampede
in Himachal Pradesh are among the 21 children conferred with
the National Bravery Awards for 2009.

The announcement in this regard was made by Indian
Council for Child Welfare president Gita Siddharth here today.
Two out of the 21 awards would be given posthumously.

The children will receive the award from Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh on January 21 and will be part of the Republic
Day parade.

The coveted Bharat Award will be given to Gaurav Singh
Saini, 13, of Haryana for saving over 50 people in a stampede
in the Naina Devi temple in 2008 in Himachal Pradesh.

The prestigious Sanjay Chopra and Geeta Chopra bravery
awards will be conferred on 11 year-old Karan Nishad from
Uttar Pradesh for saving five persons from drowning and
10-year-old Maibam Priti Devi, who saved several lives when
miscreants hurled grenades inside her shop in Imphal.

UP`s Ranu Mishra, 10, will get the Bapu Gaidhani award
posthumously for saving two children from drowning and
17-year-old Narendrasinh Natwarsinh Solanki from Gujarat will
get the award for saving his father from a crocodile.

Vijith V from Kerala will receive the Bapu Gaidhani award
for saving four children from drowning.

PTI



First Published: Monday, January 18, 2010 - 20:33

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