Mhonbeni Ezung is an eight – year – old girl from Nagaland. She saved her drowning grandmother from a river at Chudi village in Wokha district of Nagaland. Her act of bravery made her won the National Bravery Award this year. There were other 23 recipients but from them she is the only one to win the bravery award.
Mhonbeni had gone to the village to stay with her grandmother during winter vacations. Her grandmother who is 78 year old, had gone to fishing to the nearby stream with Mhonbeni. While her grandmother was fishing she suffered from sudden cramps by a stroke and fell unconscious. Mhonbeni brought help from the forest running alone 4 to 5 km and saved her grandmother.
Mhonbeni’s father N Longtsubemo Lotha was proud of her daughter and received the award from Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Her father is a havaldar in Nagaland’s home guards department and was present during her daughter was receiving award. She also received medal and certificate as well as some cash the reward of national scheme.
She will be granted the financial assistance till she completes her school education. She had really made proud to everyone. We salute her for her bravery. Age can’t define a brave soul; this is what 8 year old, Mhonbeni Ezung has proved.
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