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PHOTOS: Meet India's bravest kids

Last updated on: January 18, 2011 08:20 IST

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Eight children from north-eastern states are among the 23 boys and girls who will receive National Bravery Awards for 2010 from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at a function in New Delhi on the eve of Republic Day this year.

Two awards will be given posthumously. The awardees will participate in the Republic Day parade.

The prestigious Geeta Chopra Award has been conferred on 13-year-old Jismi PM of Kerala, who saved two children from drowning. The Sanjay Chopra Award has been given to 11-year-old Priyanshu Joshi of Uttarakhand, who saved his sister from a leopard. 

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Image: The National Bravery Award winners
Photographs: Press Information Bureau
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Vishnudas K (17 years) of Kerala, Moonis Khan (15 years) of Madhya Pradesh and Ipi Basar (16 years) of Arunachal Pradesh have been given the Bapu Gaidhani Awards.

While Vishnudas saved two children from drowning and Moonis saved an old man from a railway accident, Ipi saved two lives in a fire incident. 

The other recipients are: Kalpana Sonowal and Rekhamoni Sonowal (Assam), Rahul Kurrey and Parvati Amlesh (Chhattisgarh), Anoop M and Raj Narayanan (Kerala), Rohit Maruti Mulik (Maharashtra), Md Nurul Huda (Manipur), Freedy Nongsiej and Lovelystar K Sohphoh (Meghalaya), Lalmawizuali (Mizoram), Gurjeevan Singh (Punjab), Late Chhampa Kanwar and Shrawan Kumar (Rajasthan), Bibek Sharma (Sikkim), Uttam Kumar (Uttar Pradesh), Late Shruti Lodhi (Uttarakhand) and Sunita Murmu (West Bengal). 





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The National Bravery Award Scheme is an endeavour by the Indian Council for Child Welfare to give due recognition to the children who show exceptional courage and perform meritorious service to inspire others to emulate their example.

The brave children will get a medal, certificate and cash under the scheme besides being granted financial assistance until they complete their schooling. The government has reserved some seats for the awardees in medical and engineering colleges and in polytechnics. 



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