Kirti Chakra to train driver for his act of bravery
New Delhi, Mar 17 (ANI): The investiture ceremony for conferring the Kirti Chakra on train driver N. N. Bora posthumously will be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on March 19.
Bora, a train driver of the Lumding division in Northeast Frontier Railway, was awarded the second most important gallantry award posthumously for saving the lives of 34 railway men on board a special train, which after leaving Mupa station in Lumding - Badarpur MG hill section of Northeast Frontier Railway was under heavy fire by militants.
The train was coming out of a tunnel at the time of the attack. Bora, subsequently succumbed to his injuries. He did an excellent job in reversing the passenger special train inside the tunnel and saved the lives.
The incident happened on May 15, 2008.
The award is the peacetime equivalent of the "Maha Vir Chakra" which is awarded for in the battle field. It is second in order of precedence of peace time gallantry awards and comes after the "Ashoka Chakra" and before the "Shaurya Chakra".
The award consists of a medal, a citation and life long stipend of Rs.2100/- per month. (ANI)