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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday awarded 25 children from different parts of the country for Indian Council for Child Welfare’s (ICCW) National Bravery Awards.
Four of them were awarded posthumously.
The Bharat Award was conferred to 8-year-old Tarh Peju of Arunachal Pradesh, who sacrificed her life in an attempt to save two of her friends from drowning.
Roluahpuii and Lalhriatpuii from Mizoram, and Tushar Verma from Chattisgarh were given Bapu Gaidhani Award posthumously.
While Roluahpuii saved two girls from drowning at the cost of her own life, Lalhriatpuii sacrificed her life in an effort to save her cousin in a car accident and Tushar Verma lost his life in trying to extinguish a fire in his neighbour’s shed.
The Geeta Chopra Award was conferred on 18-year-old Tejasweeta Pradhan and 17-year old Shivani Gond of West Bengal who showed immense courage in fearlessly helping the police and the NGO in uncovering an international sex racket leading to the arrest its mastermind here.
The Sanjay Chopra Award was conferred to 15-year-old Sumit Mamgain of Uttarakhand who displayed outstanding bravery in fighting a leopard to save his cousin.
The selection was made by a high powered committee comprising representatives of various ministries, NGOs as well as office bearers of ICCW.