General Dalbir Singh, COAS, felicitated the National Bravery Awardees for year 2015 at South Block today. The awardees included 25 children (3 girls and 22 boys including 2 posthumously) from across the country. Interacting with the children, the Army Chief exhorted them to continue doing well in life, work hard and be a role model for others. Many of the children expressed their desire to join Army as Officers. The children were proud and happy to have got this opportunity of meeting the Army Chief and later participate in the Republic Day Parade.
The National Bravery Award Scheme was initiated by the Indian Council of Child Welfare(ICCW) to give due recognition to the children who distinguish themselves by performing outstanding deeds of bravery and meritorious service and to inspire other children to emulate their example.