NewDelhi Jan 26: The 69 republic day is being grandly celebrated grandly.National Bravery Awards were presented to 18 children by PM Modi on Thursday and the children have also taken part in the republic day parade. Seven children who received bravery awards were girls. Three of these awards were presented posthumously.
PM has interacted with the awardees and he said that "their deeds of bravery inspire other children and often engender a sense of self-confidence among other children."
Modi has also recalled that " most of the awardees are from rural and humble backgrounds, perhaps their daily struggles had helped instill resilience in them to deal courageously in adverse situations".
The recipients, selected from across India, were given a medal, certificate, and a cash prize.They also received financial assistance to complete their schooling.
The awards are divided into five categories- Bharat Award, Geeta Chopra Award, Sanjay Chopra Award, Bapu Gaidhani Award, and General National Bravery Awards.