National Bravery Awards - 2015

Last Modified: Tue Jan 26 2016 12:20:20 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
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    Shivampet Ruchitha, Telangana: 8-year-old Shivampet Ruchitha became the youngest person to receive the award this year. On July 24, 2014, Ruchita saved two of her school mates when a train hit their school bus.
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    Arjun Singh, Uttarakhand: In July 2014, a tiger entered 16-year-old Arjun Singh’s house in Uttarakhand. He showed extreme courage and fought it off, saving his mother’s life who had fainted as soon as the tiger entered.
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    Late Shivansh Singh, Uttar Pradesh: A 14-year-old medal-winning swimmer from Faizabad, was posthumously honoured with the prestigious Bharat Award. He lost his life while trying to save his friend from drowning in the Saryu River.
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    Late Gaurav Kawduji Sahastrabuddhe, Maharashtra: Gaurav was only 15 when he lost his life while rescuing four of his friends from drowning in the Ambazari lake. Gaurav swam for 20 minutes and rescued them all. But while trying to pull out the last boy, he hit his head on a submerged stone and drowned. He received the Bharat Award.
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    Aromal SM, Kerala: 12-year-old Aromal is one of the six winners from Kerala. He saved two women from drowning in a 14-feet pond and was honoured with the Bapu Gaidhani Award.
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    Rakeshbhai Shanabhai Patel, Gujarat: This 13-year-old received the Bapu Gaidhani Award for saving a boy who accidentally fell into a well.
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    Ramdinthara, Mizoram: On January 2, 2015, Ramdinthara saved two boys who were stuck on a transformer fence. The 15-year-old pulled the boys out with his bare hands and took them to the hospital. He overcame his fear in just a few seconds and grabbed their hair to pull them up. He received the Bapu Gaidhani Award.
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    Abinash Mishra, Odisha: Abinash Mishra, 12, saw his friend drowning in Kushabhadra River. Without thinking twice, he just jumped into the river and swam to the shore after saving his friend. He is one of the recipients of the General National Bravery Award.
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    Chongtham Kuber Meitei, Manipur: This 13-year-old became a local hero after he jumped into a 10-feet deep well to save a girl from drowning. He was awarded with the General National Bravery Award.
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    Kashish Dhanani, Gujarat: This 10 year old protected his 15-months-old sibling from a German Shepherd. He received the General National Bravery Award.
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    Muhammad Shamnad, Kerala: 14-year-old Muhammad Shamnad showed outstanding courage when he risked his life to save a little girl from drowning in a pond. He received the General National Bravery Award.
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    Mohit Mahendra Dalvi, Maharashtra: 14-year-old Mohit saved his 10-year-old neighbour from drowning in Banganga Lake last year. When Krishna Pashtye slipped into the lake, Mohit was the only one of the hundreds of onlookers who had the courage to dive into the lake and save her. He was honoured with General National Bravery Award.
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    Abhijith K.V, Kerala: 15-year-old Abhijith was honoured with the General National Bravery Award for saving his friend from drowning in a 25 feet deep pond.
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    Sarwanand Saha, Chhattisgarh: Sarwanand Saha received the General National Bravery Award for saving a man from drowning in Mahanadi River.
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    Sai Krishna Akhil Kilambi, Telangana: This 15-year-old saved his mother from electrocution. His mother came in contact with a live electric wire at their residence in Agapura when she was washing the floor. Sai Krishna was quick to think on his feet and he instantly rushed forward to turn off the mains supply while making sure that he did not step into the water. He was honoured with the General National Bravery Award.
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    Dishant Mehndiratta, Haryana: This 13 year old showed exceptional courage in foiling a robbery attempt at his home.
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    Joena Chakraborty, Chhattisgarh: When a man snatched away her father’s mobile phone, 10-year-old Joena Chakraborty started running after him without wasting a single second, and brought the phone back.
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    Nilesh Bhil, Maharashtra: This 9 year old boy saved a boy from drowning with his spontaneous act ouf courage.
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    Beedhovan, Kerala: 14-year-old Beedhovan saved a boy from electrocution and was honoured with the General National Bravery Award.
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    Nithin Philip Mathew, Kerala: 13-year-old Nithin was honoured for saving his neighbour’s family after their house caught fire in a cylinder blast.
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    Bhimsen, Uttar Pradesh: On November 16 last year, a boat got overturned in Sarayu River. 12-year-old Bhimsen, who was present on his own boat, jumped into the water and saved 14 people from drowning.
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    Angelica Tynsong, Meghalaya: Angelica Tynsong, 13, from Ri Bhoi district, saved her 7-month-old brother when their house caught fire on February 1, 2015. Her brother was sleeping while she was washing clothes, and their parents were not present in the house at the time of the incident.
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    Anandu Dileep, Kerala: 14-year-old Anandu Dileep was going to his tuition class with his friends. They were crossing a bridge when his friend slipped and fell into the 10-feet-deep canal. Anandu jumped into the water and rescued him.
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    Maurice Yengkhom, Manipur: Maurice was playing on the terrace with his friend who suddenly got an electric shock. Had it not been for Maurice’s presence of mind, his friend would have lost his life. The 14-year-old picked up a cane chair and started hitting him till he was free.
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    Vaibhav Ramesh Ghangare, Maharashtra: Vaibhav Ramesh Ghangare from Wardha also received the General National Bravery Award. He saved a 6-year-old child from drowning.