Why Bravery Award For Children?

Shreya V Arun, IIK Young Reporter
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Shreya V Arun
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It was my English activity to write about any one event taking place during Republic Day parade at Rashtrapathi Bhavan, New Delhi. My teacher gave a few ideas like procession, tableaus, air shows, flag hosting and many more. I got enthusiastic on the Bravery Award given to children .I read many articles , collected many fascinating data and felt proud of my country , India , in felicitating the children for their bravery .It was the inspiration of our first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to come forward with an award for bravery in 1957 on seeing the brave response from a 14 year old scout , Harish Chandra Mehra , when a short circuit lead to a fire breakout in a cloth tent during a performance on Gandhi Jayanthi day in 1957 in Ramlila ground in Delhi. The Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) is continuing the tradition to give award for 25 Indian children within the age limit of 6 to 18 years every year. It consist of 5 categories and each child includes a medal ,a certificate , and a cash award with financial assistance to complete schooling .All the girls and boys who receive the award will get a chance to meet the first citizen of the country , the President on 26th January , they take part in the republic day at Rashtrapathi Bhavan , Delhi. An encouragement given to the children will inspire many other children to develop humanity, courage, boldness, presence of mind and the mentality to serve the society to bring up a cultured powerful younger generation than a self centered generation.


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