Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 11:
Abinash Mishra from Odisha has been selected for the Indian Council for Child Welfares’ National Bravery Award, 2015.
Abinash Mishra of Dhirapur village under Nimapara police station limits in Puri district has been selected for this award for rescuing a boy Bidhubhusan from Kushabhadra river.
He noticed Bidhubhusan slipping further into the deep water. Abinash jumped into the river and with much courage and skill dragged Bidhubhusan out of the deep water and swam to the shore. The courage shown by Abinash was praiseworthy.
The Award will be presented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January, 2016 at New Delhi. He will also participate in the Republic Day parade.
The scheme of National Awards to children for Bravery was started 58 years ago in 1957. The main objective of the scheme is to give due recognition to the children who perform acts of bravery with a view to inspire other children to follow their example.
The President of ICCW has conveyed it to Member Secretary Odisha State Council for Child Welfare.