Jalandhar, February 23: In recognition to courage of 15-years old braveheart Kusum for bravely prevented snatching last year, the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) has selected her for the prestigious National Bravery Award.
Congratulating the Kusum for this award, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said that Kusum’s act of bravery and valour had made the entire city proud as she emerged as an source of inspiration for girls. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh while commending her courage to foil the snatching attempt had issued a financial aid worth Rs. One lakh last year, which was provided to the Kusum by the District Administration.
Notably, Kusum, a student of 8th class from Lala Jagat Narayan DAV Model School on August 30, 2020, had courageously averted a snatching attempt, when two bike-borne youth tried to snatch her mobile phone, which was given to her by her brother to attend online classes. The snatchers had attacked her with sharp edges weapon giving Kusum severe injuries on her wrist. Kusum despite having grave injuries managed to catch one of the bike-borne snatchers.
Earlier, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori on behalf of state government had handed over a cheque of Rs. One lakh to Kusum while Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Bhullar had extended her a financial aid worth Rs. 50000 besides handing over a new mobile phone. The district administration had also dedicated a graffiti to Kusum under PAP flyover. The district administration had also announced her as brand ambassador under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao mission.
The deputy commissioner stated that the district administration had recommended her name for the National Bravery Award in the month of September last year, which has now been approved by the ICCW. He mentioned that this prestigious award would be conferred upon her next month in a national-level event.