Twenty-Five Children Each National Bravery Awards Winners and Names
The 2015 edition of the National Bravery Awards has been announced as twenty-five children will receive awards. There are three girls and twenty-two boys who will receive this prominent honour. Two of these honours are being given posthumously. The receipients of these honours will earn some strong rewards including support for their future educational expenses including a good portion of any of the college expenses that they might incur in the future.
Who Is Receiving the National Bravery Awards?
- The Bharat Award, one of the highest civilian honours given to the people of India, was given to the late 15-year-old Master Gaurav Kawduji Sahastrabuddhe. A resident of Maharashtra, he died while saving four of his friends from harm. His family will receive a gold medal and a certificate.
- The Geeta Chopra Award will be given to Km. Shivampet Ruchitha of Telangana, an 8-year-old. She saved two people when the school bus she was on was hit by a train.
- The Sanjay Chopra Award, another prominent honour for bravery, was given to Master Arjun Singh, a 16-year-old from Uttarakhand. He is being recognized for his bravery in fighting off a tiger as a means of saving his mother.
- The Bapu Gaidhani Award will be given to three children this year. Master Ramdinthara, a 15-year-old from Mizoram, saved two people from being electrocuted. Master Rakeshbahi Shanabhai Patel, a 13-year-old from Gujarat, saved a young boy who had accidentally fallen into a well. Master Aromal S.M. of Kerala, who is 12 years of age, saved two women from drowning.
- There are nineteenth other children who received National Bravery Awards this year. Among them include the late Master Shivansh Singh from Uttar Pradesh, the other person who had died in one’s act of bravery. All of the recipients will receive prestigious silver medals and certificates honouring their brave and heroic acts.
When the National Bravery Awards Will Be Given
The awards will officially be given to the public on 24 January 2016 before Republic Day. The children will get their awards from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will also participate in the Republic Day parade. Additional receptions honouring the children will also be held by President Pranab Muhkerjee. Individual states around the country will also honour the children with their own individual functions; the dates and details for these awards will vary.
Who Determines the National Bravery Awards?
The National Bravery Awards are given by the government after an extensive selection process. Many ministries and departments around India are responsible for determining who will receive these honours. These include a few organizations outside of the government’s reach plus the Office Bearers of the Indian Council for Child Welfare or ICCW.
The National Bravery Award was introduced shortly after 1957 when two children were first given honours by the ICCW for their bravery. The award was soon brought about as an annual honour given to children who perform great and brave deeds in service of others above themselves. This is to inspire children to be more honourable and to respect others above all.
The Bharat Award was added in 1987-88 by the ICCW to honour children who perfect outstanding and significant deeds as a means of assisting other people. The Geeta Chopra and Sanjay Chopra Awards were added in 1978 while the Bapu Gaidhani Awards were added in 1988-89.
The ICCW has honoured close to a thousand children for their bravery since 1957. There have been 656 boys and 264 girls that have been honoured with National Bravery Awards over the years.
What National Bravery Award Recipients Earn
Recipients of the National Bravery Awards will receive medals and certificates honouring their work as well as cash rewards. Those who are eligible can also receive financial assistance to help them with their schooling. They may also be eligible for added forms of financial support based on what their state governments have to offer.
The ICCW will also offer students who are looking into professional collegiate studies support through the Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme. This will help children with support for paying off a substantial part of their college expenses until they graduate from their respective schools.
Some seats for medical and engineering colleges, as well as some polytechnics schools, have been reserved for honourees. These are being reserved in accordance with the Government of India’s requests.
The awards are being given as one of the most prominent honours in the country. These honours are given to children as a means of recognizing those who have gone above and beyond to help other people and are among the greatest rewards given in the country.