Four of the awards have been given posthumously. The children will receive their awards from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the 24th of January, and will also participate in the Republic Day parade.
16 year old Resham Fatma of Uttar Pradesh, a victim of Acid attack, will be conferred the Bharat Award for showing exemplary courage while fighting off her tormentor, whose marriage proposal she had turned down.
In all, 24 children will be conferred with National Bravery Awards this year. Among the awardees 8 are girls. Four children have been posthumously awarded for their supreme sacrifice in their battle for saving others .
The prestigious Geeta Chopra Award has been conferred on 13 year old Gunjan Sharma of Assam who displayed exemplary valor in saving her friends from the clutches of the abductor.
The Sanjay Chopra Award has been given to 16 year old Master Devesh Kumar of Uttar Pradesh who displayed outstanding courage while confronting two chain-snatchers.
The National Bravery Awards are given as a token of recognition to those children who distinguish themselves by performing outstanding deeds of bravery and meritorious service and to inspire other children to emulate their examples.
The children will receive their Awards from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 24th January and will participate in the Republic Day parade.