Six Haryana children chosen for national bravery award

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Chandigarh, Jan 22 (UNI) Six brave children of Haryana will be awarded National Bravery Award-2007 by Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh on the occasion of Republic Day celebrations on January 26 in New Delhi.

The Vice President of Haryana State Council for Child Welfare, Ms Asha Hooda today told reporters that these brave children included a girl and five boys, three of whom would get the award posthumously.

Abhishake (7) and Suraj (9) of Gurgaon lost their life while saving 6-year old Lucky, who had slipped into a water tank at Aurangnagar village in Bhiwani district on March 22, 2007.

Amol Aghi (15) of Panipat died while fighting some miscreants after a chase when they tried to steal a car parked outside his house on December 11, 2006.

The other three bravehearts are Master Ankit Rai of Faridabad, Master Amarjeet and Ms Babita of Sonipat.

Ankit (7) who had been tied by his abductors on a railway track, courageously managed to breakaway but his left arm was severed under a moving train.

Amarjeet (15) and Babita (16) of Sonipat had shown exemplary courage in saving the lives of fellow students when their bus had fallen in Western Yamuna Canal on August 1, 2006.

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