DEHRADUN: On Monday Uttarakhand governor KK Paul honored National Bravery Award2016 winner Sumit Mamgain, a class IX student of government inter college Bhagdwarikhal from Raipur block at Raj Bhawan.
The 15-year-old Sumit who has been honoured with the Sanjay Chopra National Bravery Award 2016 this year by the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) was happy beyond words to have received the award from the PM Modi along with overall 25 such children who have been acknowledged for their bravery nationally. The governor also presented him with RS 50,000 and a certificate and homered his parents. Sumit’s courage story happened in November 2015 when he was with his older cousin Ritesh who was attacked by a leopard and dragged away. he told Sumit to run away and save his life but the young courage man refused and decided to fight the leopard and save his cousin’s life. He hit the leopard with a sickle and hold its tail. The leopard began to face him but he kept pelting stones at the animal till it finally ran away. Sumit took his cousin to home contacted the 108 service by phone and took Ritesh to Dehradun Hospital who was fine once his wounded healed.