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New Delhi, Jan 21:
Twenty two children – 10 girls and 12 boys – from 12 states have been selected for the ICCW National Bravery Awards 2019. One award has been given posthumously. Among them, six are from Northeast India.
The National Bravery Awards were started by the Indian Council for Child Welfare in 1957 to recognise children for outstanding deeds of bravery and meritorious service and to inspire others to emulate their example.
The ICCW has so far honoured 1,004 children with the award, including 703 boys and 301 girls.
Each awardee receives a medal, a certificate and cash. The selected children get financial assistance through donations from philanthropists till they complete graduation. Those opting for professional courses such as engineering and medicine get financial support through scholarship schemes.