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This 8-year-old girl from Nagaland is the youngest winner of national bravery award this year

Think Change India
14th Dec 2015
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Eight-year-old Mhonbeni Ezung won the National Bravery award this year for rescuing her drowning grandmother from a river at Chudi village in Wokha district of Nagaland. Her act of bravery made her the youngest recipient of the bravery awards this year, among 23 other recipients.


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During her winter vacations, Mhonbeni had gone to stay with her grandmother in a village in Nagaland. Her grandmother, Renthunglo Jungi, then 78, had taken her out for fishing to a nearby stream. While fishing, the grandmother suffered sudden cramps followed by a stroke and fell unconscious. Mhonbeni ran back four-five km through the thick forests all alone to the village and brought help, and was able to save her grandmother.

According to the Times of India, Mhonbeni’s proud father, N Longtsubemo Lotha, who is a havaldar in Nagaland’s home guards department, was present when his daughter received the award from Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. She received a medal, a certificate and cash under the national scheme and will be granted financial assistance till the time she completes her school education. We salute the bravery of our young friend.

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