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National Bravery Awards


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National Bravery Awards

The national awards for bravery were started in 1957 to recognize and honor children younger than 16 years of age, who have performed outstanding deeds of bravery and selfless sacrifice.

Some of the Bravery Awards from 2006 were:

Master Ratul Chandra Rabha (14 years) and Master Rituparna Boro (15 years) of Assam have been given the coveted Bharat Award for chasing the militants who killed their school teacher. One of the militants was apprehended. Master Sanmesh Mahesh Kalyanpur (14 years) of Maharashtra has been given the prestigious Sanjay Chopra Award for saving his sister from drowning. Ten year old Km. Seidalyne Mawtyllup of Meghalaya has been given the Geeta Chopra Award. Seidalyne saved her three month old sister from a blazing house.

Kum Dugi alias Minati (14 years) of Orissa, Km. C Susheela (14 years) of Andhra Pradesh and Master Mahesh Kumar (15 years) of Uttaranchal have been selected for the Bapu Gayadhani Awards. Km. Dugi alias Minati and Km. C Susheela both displayed extraordinary courage in revolting against the social evil of child marriage. Master Mahesh Kumar displayed bravery in saving an 11 year old girl from the jaws of a tiger.


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