Odia boy Abinash Mishra to get National Bravery Award

Bhubaneswar: Odia boy Abinash Mishra has been selected for the National Bravery Award for the year 2015.

Mishra will receive the award from Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Republic Day celebration in New Delhi on January 26.

He will also participate in the Republic Day Parade.

A native of Dhirapur village under Nimapara police station in Puri district, Abinash was selected for the award for showing exemplary courage in rescuing a minor boy Bidhubhusan from Kushabhdra river.

The National Bravery Award was instituted by the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) in 1957. The award is given to boys and girls in the 6-18 age group showing exemplary courage.

The selection of the awards is made by a high-powered Committee constituted by ICCW comprising representatives from various government departments, NGOs and office-bearers and
members of ICCW. The awards are presented by the Prime Minister of India prior to Republic Day while the awardees participate in the Republic Day Parade.