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Priya Motiani

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8 Year Old Mhonbeni Ezung Is The Youngest Recipient Of National Bravery Award

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  •  December 15, 2015


Let’s have a moment of sheer praise and adoration for this eight-year old girl’s valor! She is a perfect example of the fact that bravery and courage are not restricted by age, rather they surpass it.

Mhonbeni Ezung, an eight-year old resident of Nagaland, emerges as the youngest recipient of the National Bravery Awards this year. What is her great feat, you may ask? Well, she saved a life owing to her courage and fearlessness!

She went to the Chudi village in Wokha district of Nagaland to spend her winter vacations with her grandmother. One fine day, her 78-year old grandmother, Renthunglo Jungi, took her out for a fishing trip to a nearby stream. Unexpectedly and unfortunately, the grandmother experienced cramps which were followed by a stroke and unconsciousness.

Little Mhonbeni did not give in to this moment of panic and distress, and instead ran through a stretch of thick forests of 4-5 kilometers to seek help for her drowning grandmother thereby saving her.

The brave eight-year old received the worthy National Bravery Award in New Delhi from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Besides the medal, she has also received cash and a certificate under the National Bravery Award Scheme and will be granted financial assistance till the time she completes her school education.

Kudos, little girl! We’re proud!

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