Their bravery gets national recognition

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Jan 2017 11:04:58

Staff Reporter,


Jan 9,

Two children from Chhattisgarh to receive national bravery award at the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Two children of Chhattisgarh have been selected for the National Bravery Award for their exemplary act of courage. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will present the award to these children during Republic Day Parade function on Rajpath, New Delhi. These two kids were selected out of five names proposed by Chhattisgarh Council for Child Welfare.
Tushar Verma (15-year): He literally braved a raging inferno to save the lives of two elderly persons of his neighbourhood at village Hardi Berla Tehsil, Bemetara. Tushar put his life on the line, when a fire broke out in a cowshed back of his house belonged to one Bhuluram Verma. Hearing the scream of Bhuluram, neighbours throwing water, but their efforts were mostly futile as the water couldn’t reach the source of fire. Noticing this, Tushar quickly climbed up the cowshed and began throwing water at the source of fire. It was extremely hot, still Tushar relentlessly threw water on fire source and stopped only when it was completely extinguished. Meanwhile, villages managed to release the cattle from their leashes and brought them to safety. Unfortunately, Tushar singed in this act and was given primary treatment at the hospital.

Neelema Kumar Dhruw: Symbolising the power of woman, this young girl of Mujgahan in Raipur district saved her friend from drowning in a pond with her prompt decision. Incident happened, when Neelema and her friend Tikeshwari Dhruw were bathing in a pond. Tikeshwari suddenly slipped and fell into the deep water. Without wasting a moment, Neelema dived into the deep water and pulled Tikeshwari out of pond.