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Brave 14-year-old girl risks life to save others

March 02, 2004 19:00 IST

A 14-year-old girl's presence of mind and timely action saved several people from a watery grave in Kendrapara in Orissa.

Parvati was waiting on the banks of Mahanadi river near Mushadiha ghat for her uncle to come for fishing when a motorised boat capsized.

The girl raised a hue and cry as the passengers shouted for help. But as no one could hear her cries. Parvati then sailed out in a boat anchored nearby and rescued many.

"But for the act of valour and exemplary courage shown by Parvati, several persons would have definitely died," Superintendent of Police, Jagatsinghpur, Suresh Kumar Palsania said.

Palsania, quoting her uncle, said the girl knew how to handle a boat and managed to rescue at least three persons before his uncle and other fishermen arrived on the scene and pulled out the remaining six from the swirling waters.

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Number of User Comments: 5

Sub: hats off!

brave effort from a young girl ... she deserves an award for her valor ..

Posted by chakrdeep

Sub: Great rescue by great girl

This girl has set an example for other girls. She should be suitably awarded with gallantry award, bravery award

Posted by k t golani

Sub: Children are better than elders

Bravo. Teach a lesson to the aged indians as well that 'Children are better than elders'. The elders may be & are killers (last years ...

Posted by Moin

Sub: Simply Superb

Brave that girl is. she has done a fantstic job. Saving others life risking her own is indeed a brave act. that young lady has ...

Posted by Sanjeev

Sub: Budding Bravers

The humanatarian sense & bravery of Parvati should be properly acknowledged to inspire young buds to foster humanatarian values and bravery. S. Balaraman

Posted by S. Balaraman



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