IMPHAL, Jan 17 � Two children from Manipur were among the 24 children (four posthumously) in the country who were nominated for national bravery awards 2014 selected for the Republic Day awards this year.
The two children are L Brainson Singh (10) and G Tooldev Sharma (9) both from Imphal.
�The children will be presented with the award by the Prime Minister on the eve of Republic Day. The awardees will receive a medal, certificate and cash incentive. The children will also take part in the RD parade at Rajpath in New Delhi,� said the PIB release. The awardees are granted financial assistance until they complete their schooling and ICCW also provides scholarship to those undertaking professional course.
Brainson was nominated for the award for saving the life of his 6-year-old younger brother from electric shock in their courtyard on May 20 last year while Tooldev Sharma received the nomination for saving the life of a 3-year-old boy who fell into a 6 feet deep pond located near his house on August 15, 2013.
�I am just happy that my brother survived�, says Brainson who was hurt on his face and leg during the May 20 incident. Brainson said he wants to become an army officer.
Tooldev who does not know how to swim, said, �No, at that point, I just thought of somehow saving the little boy.� The boy wants to become an engineer in his life.