The Children of Courage Bravery Awards are announced on Children’s Day (November 14th) every year, and the awards are presented to the recipients by the Prime Minister of India on Republic Day (January 26th) every year. The awardees receive a medal, certificate, and cash prize in recognition of their brave deeds. Some of them are also granted financial aid for higher education.
Children of Courage Bravery Awards Summary
Children of Courage Bravery Awards Summary In English
The given lesson ‘Children of courage – Bravery Awards’ is an essay about the bravery of children and how the Government of India recognizes their brave deeds by giving them Awards.
The tradition of giving out bravery awards for children was started in 1958 by our first Prime- Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. On 2nd Oct 1957, Pt. Nehru was watching a performance at Delhi’s Ramlila grounds when a fire broke out in the shamiana due to a short circuit. A 14 year old boy, Harishchandra showed his presence of mind and quickly cut the burning Shamina with his knife. This act saved hundreds of life. Inspired by this act of bravery, Pt. Nehru was inspired to initiate bravery awards. Harishchandra was the first recipient of the bravery award.
The bravery awards are announced on Children’s day (14th Nov – the birthday of Chacha Nehru)., every year. The Prime Minister of India presents these awards to the recipients on Republic day every year. The awardees receive a medal, certificate and cash in recognition of their brave deeds.
Some of them are also granted financial aid for higher education. The awardees take part in the Republic day celebrations every year. The awardees take part in the Republic day parade in New Delhi, riding on a decorated elephant.
Many ‘Brave Hearts’ have been honored. In 2008, six year old twins Gagan and Bhoomika J. Murthy of Bengaluru were honored for saving an eighteen month old child from two charging bulls. In the same year, .Rahul, a twelve year old balloon seller was an eye – witness to the Delhi bomb blasts. He helped the police to identify the criminals. Silver Kharbani of Meghalaya was honored for saving her cousin from a fire. Vishal Surajvi Patil of Maharastra was honored for saving a woman and her child from drowning.
In 2009, 21 children were honored. Among them, was a 13-year-old boy, Gaurav Singh Saini of Haryana. He had saved 50-60 people in a stampede at the Naina Devi temple in Himachal Pradesh. Kumari Maiban Prity Devi of Manipur (10 years old) had used her bare hands to dispose of a live grenade (a small bomb thrown by hand). It was hurled by militants at her mother shop. This act saved several fives. She aspires to join the police force.
Ten-year-old Priyanshu Joshi of Uttarakhand was honored in 2010, for fighting off a leopard that had attacked his sister, on their way to school. Eleven year old Ginjeevan Singh from Punjab was honored for preventing a bank robbery. He had attacked the thieves with bricks. When they open fire, he escaped. The other people who were present their managed to catch the thieves. Moonis Khan (15) from Madhya Pradesh was -honored for saving an old man from a railway accident.
The Children of Courage Bravery Awards are a testament to the courage and resilience of the human spirit. They inspire us all to be better people and to make a difference in the world.