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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