TURA, Aug 8 - Displaying rare courage, Mima Patiasa K Sangma sacrificed her life to save a friend. The 13-year-old girl hailing from Resubelpara village in North Garo Hills (NGH) district, drowned while trying to save her friend from falling into a waterfall at Resu Daram on August 2. Mima was the only daughter of her parents.
Her exemplary courage and selflessness have now led to the NGH district administration recommending her name for a bravery award.
�We are going to recommend her name for a bravery award this year as what she did was a selfless act of sacrifice for her friend,� said NGH DC SC Sadhu.
�We lost a very brave girl. Nothing can heal the pain her family is going through, but her act of bravery must be recognised. It is the least we can do in her memory,� said Chengchang Marak, a resident of Dainadubi.
The incident happened when Mima along with three of her friends, had gone to the waterfall at the Daram Gurakol stream near Rongkuchong village.
On seeing one of her friends losing balance and slipping into the waterfall, Mima did not worry about her own safety, and reached out and saved her friend. But in that process, she herself drowned. Her body was later retrieved and handed over to the family after post-mortem.
The Koksi Mahari Association has written to Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to posthumously nominate her for the national bravery award.