Dr. Manmohan Singh
President to give
away National Communal Harmony Awards today:
President Pratibha Patil will give away the National Communal
Harmony Awards for the years 2007 and 2008 here today.....
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will give away National Bravery
Awards for 2009 to 21 children in the national capital on January
children, eight girls and 13 boys, have been selected by a high
powered committee in recognition for their outstanding deeds of
bravery and meritorious service. Two Awards will be given
coveted Bharat Award will be given to 13-year-old Gaurav Singh Saini
of Haryana, who saved approximately 50 to 60 people in a stampede at
the Naina Devi temple.
Karan Nishad of Uttar Pradesh has been selected for the Sanjay
Chopra Award, the 11-year-old boy had saved five persons from
prestigious Geeta Chopra Award will be conferred on 10-year-old Maibam Prity Devi of Manipur, who saved several lives when
miscreants hurled a grenade inside their shop in Mayang Imphal Bazar.
Ranu Mishra (10 years) of Uttar Pradesh will get the Bapu Gaidhani
Award posthumously for displaying exemplary courage in saving her
brother and his friend from drowning.
Vijith V. of Kerala and Narendrasinh Natvarsinh Solanki of Gujarat
will also get Bapu Gaidhani Awards for their acts of bravery. Vijith
had saved four children from drowning in river Kallada while
Narendrasinh had saved his father from the clutches of a crocodile
in river Dhadhar.
Along with courageous acts there are instances of bold decisions and
revolts against prevailing social-evil. Three girls from West Bengal
— Rekha Kalindi (11 years), Sunita Mahato (11 years) and Afsana
Khatun (12 years) refused to get married at early age and wanted to
continue their studies.
other recipients are: Uddesh R. Ramnathkar (Goa), Dijekshon Syiem,
Thoi Thoi Khumanthem (Manipur), Zonunsanga, Lalrammawia (both from
Mizoram), Sujith R., Amal Antony, Krishnapriya K., Sujith Kumar
P.(all from Kerala), Master Dijekshon Syiem (Meghalaya), Vaishaliben
Sambhubhai Solanki (Gujarat) and Yogesh Kumar Jangid (Rajasthan).