Nation salutes 22 young bravehearts
Fourteen-year-old Ramith K from Kerala was returning home on January 25, 2012, when he heard cries of help. A 58-year-old woman had fallen into a pond and was drowning. On hearing her cries, a man from the village rushed to help. However, while trying to save her, he too began drowning and shouted for help. Ramith jumped into the pond and saved their lives by dragging them out of the water.
On May 12 last year, a storehouse caught fire in Chhattisgarh. Six children who were trapped in the building began crying for help. Meanwhile, the fire, which had started in the wooden and straw structure outside, reached the electric wires inside. With smoke filling the storehouse, the children had no way to escape. It was 16-year-old Mukesh Nishad who pulled them out one by one and saved their lives.
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