BHUBANESWAR: Master 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 of Puri district has been selected for this award for his braveness in rescuing a boy Bidhubhusan from the river ‘Kushabhadra’, said a release of Odisha government.
When he noticed Bidhubhusan slipping further into the deep water, Abinash jumped into the river with much courage and skill and dragged Bidhubhusan out of the deep water and swam to the shore, the release added.
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 started 58 years ago in the year 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.