National Bravery Award

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National Bravery Award
(Rashtriya Veerta Puruskar)
Type civilian
Category children between age 6 and age 18
Instituted 1957
Last awarded 2014 (for the year 2013)
Total awarded 871 children (618 boys and 253 girls)[1]
Awarded by Government of India; Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW)

The National Bravery Awards are a set of awards given annually to about 24 Indian children for "meritorious acts of bravery against all odds." The awards are given by the Government of India and the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW).[2] The award was instituted in 1957.

Details of the award[edit]

The National Bravery Awards consist of five categories, which are listed below.[3]

  1. The Bharat Award, since 1987
  2. The Sanjay Chopra Award, since 1978
  3. The Geeta Chopra Award, since 1978
  4. The Bapu Gaidhani Award, since 1988
  5. General National Bravery Awards, since 1957

The awards are given to children who were between the ages of six to eighteen when they committed their acts of bravery.[4] The award includes a medal, a certificate, and a cash prize. The Bharat Award winner gets a gold medal, while the rest get a silver medal.[5] Each child is also given financial assistance to complete his or her schooling, as a part of ICCW's sponsorship program, under the Indira Gandhi scholarship scheme.[6][7] In 2009, the Government of India announced it was reserving some seats in medical, engineering, and polytechnic colleges for the winners of the awards.[8]

History[edit]

On 2 October 1957, India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, was watching a performance at Delhi's Ramlila ground, at the Red Fort. During the performance, a short circuit caused a fire to break out in a shamiana (decorated tent). Harish Chandra, a 14-year old scout, promptly took out his knife and ripped open the burning tent, saving the lives of hundreds of trapped people. This incident inspired Nehru to ask the authorities to establish an award to honour brave children from all over the country. The first official National Bravery Awards were presented to Harish Chandra and one other child on 4 February 1958, by Prime Minister Nehru,[9][10] and the ICCW( Indian Council for Child Welfare) has continued the tradition ever since.[11]

The Sanjay Chopra Award and the Geeta Chopra Award were established in 1978, in memory of two Chopra children who lost their lives while confronting their kidnappers. The Sanjay and Geeta awards are given to a boy and a girl for acts of bravery.[12] The Bharat Award was established in 1987, and the Bapu Gaidhani Award was established in 1988.

In 2001, Scholastic published a commemorative book featuring the winners of the 1999 National Bravery Awards. The book was entitled Brave Hearts.[9]

Selection process[edit]

Each year, the ICCW receives applications for the National Bravery Award. These applications come from official agencies such as local and district governments, school authorities, and councils for child welfare. The applications must be received by 30 September to be eligible for selection.[4]

Awardees are selected by a committee constituted by the ICCW. This committee consists of representatives from leading government and non-government organizations, such as the secretariats of the president and the vice-president, the Central Social Welfare Board, the Indian Police, All India Radio, Doordarshan, the National Bal Bhavan, SOS Children's Villages of India.

Ceremony[edit]

The awards are usually announced on 14 November, Children's Day, or in January the following year, and later presented by the prime minister on the eve of the Republic Day, and prior to this the President hosts a reception in their honour, where the children meet the media.[13] On 26 January, the awardees take part in the Republic Day Parade at Rajpath, New Delhi.[12][14]

List of awards[edit]

Bharat Award[edit]

Year Name Notes Age Indian state of origin
1995 Subhash Kumar Saved 4 year old from drowning. 11 years Gaya, Uttar Pradesh
1996 Vardhana Confronted armed robber and helped police. 8 years Bihar
2000 Sunil Singh Confronted armed militants who had attacked their village. 11 years Jammu & Kashmir
2000 Robert Cruiser Confronted armed militants who had attacked their village.[15] 13 years Jammu & Kashmir
2000 Sunil Chand (Rajwar) Saved a little child of 6 year from human-eating panther. 16 years Uttarakhand
2001 Surjeet Singh Fought a night-long battle with a group of 40 militants who had surrounded their village. 18 years Jammu & Kashmir
2001 Amrik Singh Fought a night-long battle with a group of 40 militants who had surrounded their village.[16] 20 years Jammu & Kashmir
2002 Chinmay Sharma Foiled a robbery on a Mumbai train. 7 years Maharashtra
2002 Charu Sharma Sustained knife injuries, while trying to foil a robbery on a Mumbai train. 11 years Maharashtra
2002 Shambhavi Ray Fought two men on a motorcycle, and foiled their attempt to steal her mother's purse. 13 years Delhi
2003 C. Vanlalhruaia (posthumously) Lost his life fighting the dacoits. 17 years Mizoram
2005 Ratul Chandra Rabha Chased the militants who killed their school teacher (subsequently one of the militants was caught). 17 years Assam
2005 Rituparna Boro Chased the militants who killed their school teacher (subsequently one of the militants was caught). 15 years Assam
2007 Babita Saved several school mates from drowning when their school bus fell into the Western Yamuna canal. 17 years Haryana
2007 Amarjeet Saved several school mates from drowning when their school bus fell into the Western Yamuna canal. 15½ years Haryana
2008 No Award
2009 Gaurav Singh Saini Saved 50-60 people in the 2008 stampede at the Naina Devi temple[17] 13 years Haryana
2010 No Award
2011 Kapil Singh Negi (posthumously) Helped younger schoolmates cross a flooded stream during rains and landslide.[18][19] 15 yrs Uttarakhand
2012 Tarang Atulbhai Mistry Saved four people from drowning in Narmada River[1] 17 yrs Gujarat
2013 Kumari Mahika Gupta Saved her brother from floods at Kedarnath (Uttarakhand).[20] 8.5 yrs Delhi

Sanjay Chopra Award[edit]

Year Name Notes Age Indian origin
2000 Prince Kumar and Ashish Kumar Confronted armed robbers. _12 years Heena Bakshi

foiled robbery attempt


2001 Rajput Hirani Saved building fire. _9 years Hariyana
2002 Moneesh Mohan Saved two children from drowning. 10 years Dubai
2003 Riyaz Ahmed Lost his hands and a foot in an effort to save a child from a train accident. 9 years Uttar Pradesh
2004 Harry Chaudhry Received several stab wounds on his stomach while trying to save his sister from assailants knife. 13 years Delhi
2005 Sanmesh Kalyanpur Saved his sister from drowning during Mumbai Floods. 14 years Maharashtra
2006 V Teeja Sai (posthumously) Lost his life while trying to rescue some fellow students in river Munneru in Krishna district. _ years Andhra Pradesh
2006 C V S Durga Dondieswar (posthumously) Lost his life while trying to rescue some fellow students in river Munneru in Krishna district. _years Andhra Pradesh
2007 Yuktarth Shrivastava Saved his 11-month old sister from stray dogs, who attacked them. 6 years Chhattisgarh
2008 Saumik Mishra Single-handedly fought with two goons who entered his home for theft. 15 years Uttar Pradesh
2009 Karan Nishad Saved five people from drowning. 11 years Uttar Pradesh
2010 Priyanshu Joshi Single-handedly fought off a leopard which attacked his sister on their way to school. 10 years Uttarakhand
2011 Om Prakash Yadav Saved schoolmates from a burning van. 12½ yrs Uttar Pradesh
2012 Gajendra Ram Saved a child from drowning in well.[1] 11 1/2 years Chhattisgarh
2013 Shubam Santosh Chaudari Saved two children when their school van caught fire.[20] 17 Maharashtra

Geeta Chopra Award[edit]

Year Name Notes Age Indian state of origin
2000 Heena Bakshi Foiled robbery attempt. 13 years Haryana
2001 satyajeet patra Lost life while trying to rescue four other children from drowning. 13 years Rajasthan
2002 Guddiben Kalubhai Masher Saved an infant’s life by fighting a wild animal. 13 years _
2003 Ramseena R.M. Lost her leg while trying to save a young girl from a speeding car. 12 years Kerala
2004 Boya Geethanjali For fighting seven armed Naxalites at Ananthapuram village, securing the release of a woman Member of Legislative Assembly they were trying to abduct, and forcing the Naxalites to flee. 12 years Andhra Pradesh
2005 Seidalyne Mawtyllup For saving her three month old sister from a blazing house. 10 years Meghalaya
2006 Vandana Yadav For fighting three local goons single-handedly, suffering 17 stab wounds, and later turning up to identify culprits in the police station. 13 years Uttar Pradesh
2007 Lalrempuii For resisting her rapist even though she lost her life in the bargain. 14 ½ years Mizoram
2008 Prachi Santosh Sen Saved four children from electrocution, suffering severe burns to the left hand. 10 years Madhya Pradesh
2009 Maibam Prity Devi Saved several lives when she rushed and threw away a grenade hurled at her family-owned shop by miscreants, herself hit by exploding splinter. 10 years Manipur[21]
2010 Jismi PM Saved lives of a nine-year-old boy and an eight-year-old girl from drowning in a river. 13 years Kerala
2011 Mittal Mahendrabhai Patadiya Faced armed robbers and foiled a robbery attempt. 13 years Gujarat
2012 Renu Exposed physical and psychological abuse at her shelter home.[1][22] 18 yrs New Delhi
2013 Kumari Maleka Singh Tak Displayed rare grit and determination in fighting off her molesters.[20] 16 yrs Rajasthan

Bapu Gaidhani Award[edit]

Year Name Notes Age Indian state of origin
1994 Nilesh Umale He alone saved 4 drowning girls from a flodded river. 12 years Maharashtra
2001 Andy Fernandes, Ashwini Kamath, Shruthi Ullal, Sridevi Damodar The girls together saved 18 of their classmates from drowning when a boat capsized. 14 – 15 years Karnataka
2002 Sweety Pandey 10 years
Dhanajay Ramrao Ingole 13 years
Rinku Burman 13 years
2003 Vivek Purkayastha[23] Bravely fought with the dacoits. 14 years Assam
Asit Ranjal Sama (posthumously) Lost life while trying to save other children from drowning. 17 years Orissa
Lalramdinthara (posthumously) Lost life while trying to save other children from drowning. 15 years Mizoram
2004 N. Kandha Kumar (posthumously) Saved two of his schoolmates by pulling them off the school van, stuck at a level-crossing; died while trying to save another. 11 years Tamil Nadu
Master Lalthanzawna 11 years Mizoram
Majda alias Babli Saved several children between age 3–6 years, from drowning in the Ganges canal. 11 years Uttarakhand
2005 Dugi alias Minati Revolted against child marriage. 14 years Orissa
C Susheela Revolted against child marriage. 14 years Orissa
Mahesh Kumar Saved an 11 year old girl from the jaws of a tiger. 15 years Uttarakhand
2006 Asma Ayyub Khan Helped move 35-40 children of her institution to a safe place, during 2005 Mumbai floods. 13½ years Maharashtra
Sushila Gurjar Fought against the social evil of child marriage. 13 years Rajasthan
Shilpa Janbandhu Participated in an anti-naxalite movement, Salwa Judum, despite threats. 15 years Chhattisgarh
2007 Raipalli Vamsi Saved five girls from drowning,by diving into the in Nagavali river thrice. 12 years Andhra Pradesh
Boney Singh Saved two boys from drowning in a water tank near Sagolband Meino Leirak, Imphal West-I. 16½ years Manipur
Amol Aghi (posthumously) Lost his life in chasing robbers in Geeta colony, Panipat. 15 years Haryana
2008 Asu Kanwar Displaced amazing courage in standing up against child marriage. 14 years Rajasthan
Kavita Kanwar (posthumously) and Seema Kanwar Saved their friends from an accidental fire; Kavita lost her life in this accident. 16 years Chhatisgarh
2009 Ranu Mishra (posthumously) Lost her life while saving her brother and his friend from drowning[24] 10 years Uttar Pradesh
Deepak Kumar Kori (posthumously) Died while trying to save a girl from drowning as villagers looked on. 12 years Uttar Pradesh
Vijith V Saved four children from drowning in river Kallada. 16 years Kerala
Narendrasinh Solanki Saved his father from a crocodile in Dhadhar river. 17 years Gujarat
2010 Vishnudas K. Saved two children from drowning. 17 years Kerala
Moonis Khan Saved an old man from a railway accident. 15 years Madhya Pradesh
Ipi Basar Rescued his paralysed 70-year-old aunt and 7-year-old cousin after her village caught fire. 16 years Arunachal Pradesh
2011 Adithya Gopal (posthumously) Tried to save his friend from drowning. 14 yrs Arunachal Pradesh
Uma Shankar Rescued victims of a bus accident. 14 yrs Delhi
Anjali Singh Gautam Saved her younger brother in a naxalite attack. 15 yrs Chhattisgarh
2012 Hali Raghunath Baraf Saved her pregnant elder sister from a panther.[25][26] 15 yrs Maharashtra
Vijay Kumar Sainik Uttar Pradesh
Akanksha Gaute Fought alone with 4 people following her father's bike.[27] 16 yrs Chhattisgarh
2013 Sanjay Navasu Sutar Outstanding bravery in fighting Leopard.[20] 17.5 yrs Maharashtra
Akshay Jairam Roj Outstanding bravery in fighting Leopard 13 years Maharashtra
(Late) Kumari Mausmi Kashyap Sacrificed her life in trying to save a girl from drowning. She has been given the award posthumously. 11 yrs Uttar Pradesh
(Late) Aryan Raj Shukla Sacrificed his life in saving five lives by his sense of duty and heroic action. He has been given award posthumously. 14 yrs Uttar Pradesh

Other recipients[edit]

  • 1985: Abdhesh Kumar Gupta, (Etah, Uttar Pradesh).
  • 1993: M Pavitra 6 years (Bhopal Madhya Pradesh/Native K Keeranur, Oddanchatram Taluk/Settled at Chennai, Tamil Nadu). Youngest awardee.
  • 1987: Vikas D. Satam (Vashi, Navi mumbai, Maharashtra), Saurabh Oberoi(Posthumous, SriGanganagar, Rajasthan)and Savottam Jeevan Raksha Padhak 1988;Shantanu Oberoi(SriGanganagar,Rajasthan,ICCW-Rajasthan 1988)
  • 1990: Prashant Singh,(Rewa, Madhya Pradesh)
  • 1994: Nilesh Umale,(12)(Vidarbha, Maharashtra)
  • 2001: Aakash Sabharwal (Delhi), Amrik Singh (Jammu & Kashmir) Ashwini Kamath, Andy Tenita Fernandes, Shruti Ullal, Sridevi Damodar, K.J. Kamaraju and Shilpa Satish Tamadaddi (Karnataka); Katta Trinadh and Putta Someshwar (Andhra Pradesh); Sanath (Kerala), Lalitha Devi Yadav, Mehul Sanyal (jabalpur), and Ritu Singh Tomar (Madhya Pradesh), Nijal Omprakash Patil, Narendra Shantaram Bithale, Sharvari Sudhir Mali, Mitali Khanapurkar of Maharashtra, Bhoopendra Singh Bainiwal (Rajasthan), Reshma Mohapatra from Orissa (posthumous), Nikhil (Posthumous), Lalmunsanga, Johny Lalnunfela (Mizoram).[28]
  • 2002: Prithi Singh (10), Aparajit Singh (11), Swapnali Harishchandra Ghag (13), Rukaiya Begum (14), Nikky Maria Jacob (14), Jessamma George (16), Ashok Kumar Choudhary (18), Abdul Razak CM (16), Mumthaz TM (12), Balkrishna Upadhyay (17), Shreshthi Amrit Gorule (17), Naseer Khan (13) and Justin K Tom (19).[29]
  • 2003: Chuneshwari Kothalis, Ramsadharan (Chhattisgarh), Nitin Uttamrao Kakde, Dyaneshwar Manikrao Kakade, Raju Namdev Kakde, Satyam Mahendra Khandekar, Skiewtidaris Lyngkhoi (Meghalaya), Pratap Vikubhai Khachar (Gujarat), Neelam Rani, Sarita Tyagi, Sunita Devi Sighdoya, Swati Tyagi, Sushma Rani (Haryana), G. Kranthi Kumar, Thotakura Mahesh (Andhra Pradesh) Ram Nayan Yadav (Uttar Pradesh), Harish Rana (Uttaranchal), Ajith Kumar P.T, Saneesh K.S, Suramya U.R. (Kerala).[5][30]
  • 2004:Hotilal, Km Mahima Tiwari both from Uttar Pradesh, Master Ramandeep Singh and Master Pawan Kumar of Punjab (Joint Deed), Master RK Rahul Singh of Manipur, Km Shiney TA, Master Sajan Antony, Master TP Krishna Prasad and Master Johncy Samuel all from Kerala, Master Khiangdingliana of Mizoram, Km Priyanka of Haryana, Master Gopal Singh Sondia of Madhya Pradesh, Master B Sai Kushal of Andhra Pradesh and Master Vinod R. Jain of Karnataka.[31][32]
  • 2005:Master Sarath sabu, Km. Divya TV, Late Master Shibu T (all from Kerala), Master Laxman (Chhattisgarh), Master Mukesh Kumar Tanwar (Madhya Pradesh), Master Puttijungshi (Nagaland), Master Nelson Karam, Km L. Pusparani Devi (both from Manipur), Master Nagarani Venkateswara Rao (Andhra Pradesh), Master Santosh Ramesh Dahe (Maharashtra).[14]
  • 2006: Master Aakash Saha (New Delhi), S/O Ravi Saha & Purnima Saha was awarded for helping and donating blood at the age of 15, was taken under custody for donating blood being a minor by Delhi Police however was applauded later and awarded by Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Azad on Republic Day.
  • 2006: Km. Deepa Kumari, Master Sudhir Jakhar, Master Pawan Kumar Parashar, Master Rajender Kumar (all from Rajasthan), Kumari Anita Singh Lodh (Madhya Pradesh), Master David Kino (Arunachal Pradesh), Master Michael N.George (Delhi), Master Joel Salim Jacob (Kerala), Master Parth S Sutaria, Kum. Antara Raju Srivastava, Kum Ankita Ashok Bhosle (all from Maharashtra), Km. Paonam Babyrose Devi (Manipur), Km. Pooja Kabadwal (Uttaranchal), Master Rahul Chaurasia (Uttar Pradesh).[33]
  • 2007: Master Raveendra Halder, Master Ravi Kumar Jhariya, Master Awadhesh Kumar Jhariya, Master Manas Nishad (all from Chhattisgarh), Master Vishnu C.S., Master Bijin Babu (both from Kerala), Master Kavvampalli Rajkumar, Master Pinjari Chinigi Sab (both from Andhra Pradesh), Km. Meher Legha (Noida, UP), Master Ankit Rai, Late Master Abhishake and Late Master Suraj (all from Haryana), Master Subhash Kumar (U.P.), Km. Congress Kanwar (Rajasthan) and Master Sunil Kumar P.N. (Karnataka).[12][34]
  • 2008: Master Gagan J. Murthy, Km. Bhoomika J. Murthy (Karnataka), Km. Silver Kharbani (Meghalaya), Master Yumkhaibam Addison Singh (Manipur), Master Vishal Suryaji Patil (Maharashtra), Master Shahanshah (Uttar Pradesh), Km. Dinu K.G. (Kerala), Master M. Marudu Pandi (Tamil Nadu), Km. Anita Kora, Km. Rina Kora (West Bengal), Km. Manjusha A (Kerala), Km. Kritika Jhanwar (Rajasthan), Km. Hina Quereshi (Rajasthan), Master Manish Bansal (Haryana) and Master Rahul (New Delhi).[35][36] For the first time, an award-winner's real name was withheld, as he identified the men who planted bombs on Barakhamba Road in New Delhi, during 13 September 2008 Delhi bombings, and helped police make sketches of the suspects.[6]
  • 2009: Uddesh R. Ramnathkar (Goa); Zonunsanga and Lalrammawia (Mizoram); Sujith R., Amal Anthony, Krishnapriya K. and Sujith Kumar P. (all from Kerala); Dijekshon Syiem (Meghalaya); Thoi Thoi Khumanthem (Manipur); Vaishaliben Sambhubhai Solanki (Gujarat); Rekha Kalindi, Sunita Mahato and Afsana Khatun, (all from West Bengal); and Yogesh Kumar Jangid (Rajasthan).[37][38]
  • 2010: Kalpana Sonowal and Rekhamoni Sonowal (Assam), Rahul Kurrey and Parvati Amlesh (Chhattisgarh), Anoop. M. and Raj Narayanan (Kerala), Rohit Maruti Mulik (Maharashtra), Md. Nurul Huda (Manipur), Freedy Nongsiej and Lovelystar K. Sohphoh (Meghalaya), Lalmawizuali (Mizoram), Gurjeevan Singh (Punjab), Late Km. Chhampa Kanwar and Shrawan Kumar (6yrs) (Rajasthan), Bibek Sharma (Sikkim), Uttam Kumar (Uttar Pradesh), Late Km. Shruti Lodhi (Uttarakhand) and Sunita Murmu (West Bengal).[39][39][40][41][42]
  • 2011: Yandam Amara Uday Kiran and Suthrapu Shiva Prasad (Andhra Pradesh), Ranjan Pradhan and Km. Sheetal Sadvi Saluja (Chhattisgarh), Km. Divyaben Mansangbhai Chauhan (Gujarat), Sandesh P Hegde and Km. Sindhushree B.A. (Karnataka), Mohammed Nishadh V.P., Anshif C.K. and Sahsad K (Kerala), Johnson Tourangbam and Kshetrimayum Rakesh Singh (Manipur), Late C. Lalduhawma (Mizoram), Km. Prasannta Shandilya (Orissa), Dungar Singh (Rajasthan), G. Parameswaran (Tamil Nadu), Late Km. Lovely Verma (Uttar Pradesh) and Late Km. Saudhita Barman (West Bengal).[19]
  • 2012: Ramdinthara (Mizoram, posthumous),[22] Devansh Tiwari (Chhattisgarh), Mukesh Nishad (Chhattisgarh), Lalrinhlua (Mizoram), E. Suganthan (Tamil Nadu), Ramith.K, (Kerala), Mebin Cyriac (Kerala), Vishnu MV (Kerala), Koroungamba Kuman (Manipur, 7 yrs),[22] Sameep Anil Pandit (Maharashtra), Viswendra Lohkna (Uttar Pradesh), Satendra Lohkana (Uttar Pradesh), Pawan Kumar Kanaujiya (Uttar Pradesh), Stripleaseman Mylliem (Meghalaya), Sapna Kumari Meena (Rajasthan), Suhail KM (Karnataka).[43][44]

Note: Many others who have received these awards are not listed in this due to the unavailability of the complete information about them.

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