On the eve of India’s 65th Republic Day Celebrations, 24 brave young hearts of India (8-17 years) will award the prestigious National Bravery Awards. Four of all awards will confer posthumously. Eight girls and 16 boys nominate for such an honour for the 2014 awards, which is the best thing to appreciate and motivate other citizens of India. The overall selection was made by a high-powered committee exclusively made to pick up the best children all over India who displayed such extraordinary bravery, which can inspire anyone worldwide. The committee, comprised of a panel of ministers, and NGO members, also included office bearers of the Indian Council For Child Welfare, did their best to have Bravers of India.
Talking about 16-year-old Resham Fatma, the 1st of February 2014 is the day etched in her memory of her. She was heading to her tuition classes and, on her way, was kidnapped by her 38-year-old uncle, who poured acid over her head and face just because she rejected the marriage proposal of his uncle. However, she didn’t give up, and by showing impeccable courage, she jumped out of the car and reached the police station to report this incident. After two major surgeries and countless injections, medicines and wishes of her parents, friends and relatives, she survived and really would like to punish the acid attackers. She will confer with the Bharat Award- the highest of the National bravery awards- and participate in the republic day parade.
Occasionally, eligible awardees will receive a medal, certificate and prize money; particular awardees will get financial aid until they complete their schooling, and the State Government will provide financial back to them. In addition to the context, the Government of India also declared to reserve some seats for the awardees in medical, engineering and polytechnic colleges.