Brave Chetan posthumously given highest civilian lifesaving award

Central Chronicle News
Baloda Bazar, May 21:
What 16-year-old Chetan Nishad has done at the tender age is astonishing. He saved 10-year-old Tekram from drowning in Shivnath river at the cost of his own life. Though Chetan saved Tekram from drowning in Shivnath river he lost his own life after he got stuck in whirlpool.
Government of India has presented ‘Jivan Raksha Padak’ (highest civilian lifesaving award) to Chetan for his courageous act. The award was announced on Republic day. His parents received the award at district office. Collector Kartikeya Goyal presented award to Chetan’s father Shiv Kumar Nishad and Dhan Bai. Tears rolled down the cheeks of Shiv and Dhan Bai when they received the ward. Giving solace to Shiv Kumar Nishad and Dhan Bhai the Collector told them that their son made the entire district proud of his courage. Brave and courageous Chetan was among rare children, he said. ‘Chetan has passed away but his name would always be immortal,’ said the Collector.
Chetan’s parents were given certificate, medal and cheque of Rs 2 lakh. Superintendent of Police Neethu Kamal told Chetan’s parents that their son had done a gread job. All other officers present at the conference hall became sentimental at sight.
The Jeevan Raksha Padak is a civilian lifesaving award presented by the Government of India. The Jeevan Raksha Padak is awarded to civilians to reward saving lives from drowning, fire, or mine accidents. It is awarded for “courage and promptitude in saving life under circumstances of grave bodily injury to the rescuer”.

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