PM presents Bravery Awards, calls for realising dream of 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat'

| Updated: Jan 24, 2017 02:16 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who distributed National Bravery Awards to twenty five children here on Monday, urged them to be familiar with every corner of the country to realise the dream of 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat'. Addressing the awardees, Prime Minister Modi said that they should consider their achievements as a beginning and not the end. He also asked the children to adopt the habit of reading. The coveted Bharat award has been conferred on eight-year-old Late Kumari Tarh Peju of Arunachal Pradesh who sacrificed her life while saving two of her friends from drowning. The prestigious Geeta Chopra award has been conferred on 18-year-old Tejasweeta Pradhan and 17-year-old Shivani Gond of West Bengal who showed immense courage by helping the police and NGO in uncovering an international sex racket leading to the arrest of the mastermind in Delhi. The Sanjay Chopra award has been given to 15-year-old Sumit Mamgain of Uttarakhand who displayed outstanding bravery in fighting a leopard to save his cousin. The awardees receive a medal, certificate and cash. The Indian Council for Child Welfare has given awards to 945 brave children which include 669 boys and 276 girls, since the inception of the National Bravery Award Scheme. (ANI)