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PM Narendra Modi presents the National Bravery Awards to 25 children
Read as much as possible about people who have done great deeds in their lives, says the PM
Adulation & fame should never become an obstacle in future progress: PM to bravehearts

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today presented the National Bravery Awards to 25 children. 

Interacting with the awardees, the Prime Minister said their deeds of bravery show their decisiveness as much as their courage. He encouraged the children to ensure that this award does not become the end of their life’s purpose, and added that this award should only mark the beginning for them.

Reminding the children about the significance of the day – 23rd January, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary – the Prime Minister urged the children to read as much as possible, and especially read biographies of leaders, sportspersons and other people who have done great deeds in their lives.

He said that bravery is a state of mind; a healthy body helps, but the prime moving force is the mind. Therefore, he added, we need to make the mind strong. He urged the children to ensure that the adulation and fame that they are getting, should not become an obstacle to their future progress.

The Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Gandhi, was present on the occasion. 

The National Bravery Award Scheme was initiated by the ICCW – Indian Council for Child Welfare – to give due recognition to the children who distinguish themselves by performing outstanding deeds of bravery and meritorious service and to inspire other children to emulate their examples.

Children Honoured with National Bravery Awards 2016:

1. Bharat Award to Tarh Peeju

2. Geeta Chopra Award to Tejasweeta Pradhan & Shivani Gond

3. Sanjay Chopra Award to Sumit Mamgain

4. Bapu Gaidhani Award to Roluahpuii

5. Bapu Gaidhani Award to Tushar Verma

6. Bapu Gaidhani Award to H. Lalhriatpuii

7. Neelam Dhruv

8. Sonu Mali

9. Mohan Sethy

10. Siya Vamansa Khode

11. Thanghilmang Lunkim

12. Praful Sharma

13. Tankeswar Pegu

14. Moirangthem Sadananda Singh

15. Adithyan M.P. Pillai

16. Km. Anshika Pandey

17. Binil Manjaly

18. Akshita Sharma & Akshit Sharma

19. Akhil K. Shibu

20. Naman

21. Nisha Dilip Patil

22. Badarunnisa K.P.

23. Payal Devi

Selection Committee - 2016

 

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GoI is in regular touch with the manufacturers to enhance production of medicines & extend all help needed
Production of all drugs including Remdesivir have been ramped up significantly in the last few weeks
Supply of oxygen is now more than 3 times the supply during the peak of first wave

PM Narendra Modi chaired a high level meeting to review the availability & supply of oxygen & medicines.

PM was briefed that the Government is actively monitoring the supply of drugs being used in the management of Covid as well Mucormycosis. The Minister updated PM that they are in regular touch with the manufacturers to enhance production & extend all kind of help needed. PM was also informed about the current production & stock of APIs for each such drug. It was discussed that states are being provided medicines in good quantities. PM was also apprised that the production of all drugs including Remdesivir have been ramped up significantly in the last few weeks. PM said that India has a very vibrant Pharma sector and Government’s continued close coordination with them will ensure proper availability of all medicines.

PM also took stock of the situation on oxygen availability and supply in the country. It was discussed that the supply of oxygen is now more than 3 times the supply during the peak of first wave. PM was briefed about the operations of oxygen rail and sorties by IAF planes. PM was also informed about the status of procurement of Oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders as well as the status of PSA plants being installed across the country.

PM also remarked that states should be asked to operationalize ventilators in a time-bound manner and resolve technical & training issues with the help of the manufacturers.