Bravery award for man who saved six from drowning

August 14th, 2008 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhopal, Aug 14 (IANS) A man who saved six people from drowning and a teenager who rescued a boy from a water-filled pit will be given bravery awards by the Madhya Pradesh government, an official said Thursday. Lalit Kishore Tiwari and 15-year-old Pushpesh Deora of Hoshangabad have been selected for the state-level bravery awards that would be given Friday at the Independence Day function here.

Tiwari rescued Vijay Singh Chandel of Betul and Shanman Singh Kirar of Vidisha from drowning Jan 14, 2006, as they had entered the deep waters in Narmada river while taking bath at Hoshangabad’s Sethanighat.

On Feb 13 and 26, 2006, Tiwari again saved Priyanka Dixit of Hoshangabad, Sandhya Rani of Vidisha, Radheshyam Sharma of Rajgarh and Ramvatibai Raikwar of Sagar from drowning at Korighat, an official said.

Teenager Pushpesh Deora, also of Hoshangabad, is being given the bravery award for saving a four-year-old boy, Sunny, from drowning in a pit Oct 6, 2007.

While Tiwari would be given a cash award of Rs.25,000 and a citation, Deora will be given Rs.15,000 and a citation.

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