A 12-year-boy named Venkatesh who guided an ambulance across a submerged bridge in Karnataka last year will be conferred with a bravery award on Republic day. The boy is among the 22 children who will be honoured with the National Bravery Award.
Venkatesh, a six-year-old kid showed a sheer display of bravery by guiding the bus across a submerged bridge during a time when heavy rain had flooded the region. The ambulance was carrying 6 children and a woman’s dead body.
The video of the incident was captured by an onlooker and went viral enough to catch the attention of the National Council of Child Welfare.
The network of states and district councils in India select the children to be awarded on the recommendation of state governments. The awardees are provided financial help to complete their studies.
10 girls and 12 boys will be conferred with the Bravery Award on Republic Day by the Honorable President Ram Nath Kovind.
Venkatesh, on last year’s Independence Day, was felicitated by Deputy Commissioner Sharat B in Karnataka.