The country's largest paramilitary force CRPF has bagged the maximum number of gallantry medals at 36 this Republic Day with eight of these bravery awards being accorded posthumously to the paramilitary personnel.
For the first time, three civilians from Ladakh region, including a porter in Siachin who saved two soldiers buried in an avalanche, have been honoured by Army with special award for their exemplary courage.
Pakistani girl Malala Yousufzai, who became the face of her country`s struggle against the Taliban, has been awarded for her bravery and advocation of education for girls in adverse conditions in Swat.
A 15-year-old tribal girl, who
was forced to parade naked through villages in Birbhum
district for daring to fall in love with a boy from another
community, has been nominated for the National Bravery Award.
J&K Gov N N Vohra has written to CM Omar Abdullah urging him to recommend the name of Rukhsana, who shot into limelight after killing a Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist, for National Bravery Award, officials said here Thursday.