Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jan 18:
Odisha’s Abinash Mishra is among the 24 bravehearts who will be conferred with National Bravery Award-2015 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 24 this year. He will be a part of Republic Day parade on January 26 too.
This year, 24 brave kids (eight girls and 16 boys) will be awarded for their selfless acts and unmatched valour. Sadly, four of them will be bestowed with the honour posthumously.
The awardees will receive a medal, certificate and cash incentive.
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 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.