PM felicitates 25 children with bravery awards

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New Delhi, Jan 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Monday presented the National Bravery Awards to 25 children from different parts of the country who have been selected for the honour by the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW).

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi presenting the National Bravery Awards 2016 to the children, in New Delhi on January 23, 2017.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi presenting the National Bravery Awards 2016 to the children, in New Delhi on January 23, 2017.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi presenting the National Bravery Awards 2016 to the children, in New Delhi on January 23, 2017. The Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Smt. Krishna Raj is also seen.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi presenting the National Bravery Awards 2016 to the children, in New Delhi on January 23, 2017.
The Minister of State for Women and Child Development  Krishna Raj is also seen

The National Bravery Award Scheme was initiated by the ICCW in 1957 to give recognition to children who distinguish themselves by performing outstanding deeds of bravery and meritorious service.

“Their deeds of bravery show these children’s decisiveness and courage,” the Prime Minister said during the felicitation ceremony.

Interacting with the awardees, he said: “You must ensure that this award does not become the end of your life’s purpose, but rather should only mark the beginning.”

He said that bravery is a state of mind; a healthy body helps, but the prime moving force is the mind.

He further added, “we need to make the mind strong. The adulation and fame that you are getting, should not become an obstacle to the future progress.”

Modi reminded the children about the significance of the day — January 23 which is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary — and urged them to read as much as possible.

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi was also present on the occasion.

nteracting with the awardees, the Prime Minister said their deeds of bravery show their decisiveness as much as their courage. He encouraged the children to ensure that this award does not become the end of their life’s purpose, and added that this award should only mark the beginning for them.

Reminding the children about the significance of the day – 23rd January, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary – the Prime Minister urged the children to read as much as possible, and especially read biographies of leaders, sportspersons and other people who have done great deeds in their lives.

He said that bravery is a state of mind; a healthy body helps, but the prime moving force is the mind. Therefore, he added, we need to make the mind strong. He urged the children to ensure that the adulation and fame that they are getting, should not become an obstacle to their future progress.

The Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Gandhi, was present on the occasion.

The National Bravery Award Scheme was initiated by the ICCW – Indian Council for Child Welfare – to give due recognition to the children who distinguish themselves by performing outstanding deeds of bravery and meritorious service and to inspire other children to emulate their examples.