New Delhi: Six children young bravehearts from Kerala will be given the National Bravery Awards this year, along with 19 others from different parts of the country, for their extraordinary courageous feats.
Aromal SM (12), who rescued two ladies from drowning, will be awarded with Bapu Gaidhani Award.
Beedhovan, Nithin Philip Mathew, Abhijit KV, Anandu Dillep, and Muhammad Shamnad are the other Malayali recipients of the bravery awards.
15-year-old Gaurav Kawduji Sahastrabuddhe from Maharashtra, who sacrificed his life while saving his four friends, will be awarded with 'Bharat Award', the highest of the National Bravery awards, which his parents will receive on his behalf along with the parents of 13-year-old Shivansh Singh, also to be awarded posthumously for sacrificing his life in a valiant effort to save his friend from drowning in Saryu river.
The prestigious Geeta Chopra award will be given to 8-year-old Shivampet Ruchitha of Telangana who displayed exemplary valour in saving two lives when a train hit her school bus, while 16-year-old Arjun Singh will be awarded with Sanjay Chopra Award for displaying outstanding bravery in fighting a tiger to save his mother.
The children will receive their awards from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 24 and will also participate in Republic Day parade.