National Bravery Awards 2015 announced; 25 kids chosen

NEW DELHI, Jan 18:
Eight-year-old Shivampet Ruchitha, who saved her two school mates from being run over by a train, was among the proud winners of 2015 National Bravery Awards, conferred on 25 children, each of whose story is an instance of exemplary courage that inspires millions of other children.
The awardee children saved the precious lives of whosoever found in danger without thinking about their lives, Gita Siddhartha, President of the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) said here while announcing the names.
The coveted Bharat Award was conferred on 15-year-old late Master Gaurav Kawduji Sahastrabuddhe of Maharashtra, who sacrificed his life in an attempt to save four of his friends, whereas Kumari Shivampet Ruchitha of Telangana is the recipient of the prestigious Geeta Chopra Award for showing valour in saving two precious lives when a train hit her school bus. (PTI)


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