Wahengbam Lamnganba Singh, a 15-year-old class IXth student from a remote village in Manipur has been selected by the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) for the National Bravery Award. Prime Minister Narendra Modi shall confer the award on January 23, 2019.
Lamnganba has been selected for the award as he saved his two and half year old cousin brother from drowning in a pond, on May 16th 2018, in his village. Lamnganba is the youngest son of two siblings of Wahengbam Geet and Wahengbam Ongbi Romita. The family resides in the IB Road area of Kumbi area of the district.
Lamnganba Singh, along with other awardees will be decorated with medals and memento by the Prime Minister in a special ceremony held in Delhi. Seven cases were recommended for the award from Manipur; two from Moirang, two from Kumbi, one from Kakching, one from Phoubakchao and one from Sekmai.
The National Bravery Awards are given under the aegis of the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) every Republic Day. These awards are broadly classified into five categories, including the Bharat Award, Sanjay Chopra Award, Geeta Chopra Award, Bapu Gaidhani Award and the General National Bravery Awards.