Three Brave Girls From Odisha To Receive National Bravery Award


New Delhi: Three brave girls from Odisha – Purnima Giri and Sabita Giri of Nipania village in Kendrapara district and Shrimati Badra of Angul will receive National Bravery Award on the eve of the Republic Day in New Delhi.

The Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) on Tuesday announced the list of children selected for the National Bravery Awards-2019. President Ram Nath Kovind will give away the awards.

Twenty-two children, including 10 girls and 12 boys have been selected for the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) National Bravery Awards, 2019. One award has been given posthumously.

The ICCW Dhruva Award has been given to Purnima Giri (16) and Sabita Giri (15) from Odisha who saved 12 persons from drowning in Mahanadi River when a boat sank into the water full with wild crocodiles near Nipania village in Kendrapara on January 1, 2019.

Likewise, ten-year-old Srimati Badra has been given the ICCW Prahalada Award for helping her friend who lost her right leg in a train accident. Due to her timely and courageous action, her friend’s life could be saved.

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