PM gives bravery awards to children

Written by | January 24, 2014 | 0
New Delhi, Jan 24:

Lauding young bravehearts as the “nation’s pride” and their courageous acts as an “inspiration” to all, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday presented the National Bravery Awards to 25 children ahead of Republic Day.

Paying his tributes to the five brave children who lost their lives while trying to save others last year, the prime minister said: “Mausmi Kashyap and Aryan Raj Shukla from Uttar Pradesh, M. Khayingthei from Manipur, Malsawmtluangi from Mizoram and L. Manio Chachei from Nagaland are not among us today.

“But the sacrifice of these brave children will always inspire the country,” he said.

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi was also present on the occasion.

This year a total of 25 children were selected for the prestigious awards of which five were given posthumously. Among the awardees, nine were girls.

Congratulating them, the prime minister said they are the “pride” of the nation.

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