Union DoNER Ministry has termed 12-year-old Everbloom K. Nongrum from Meghalaya, who has been honoured with Jeevan Raksha Padak Award, 2019, as a “perfect example of humanity”.

Everbloom, a sixth standard student from Mawryngkneng Higher Secondary School, saved the lives of children in two different incidents.

He is from Mawryngkneng in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya.

Everbloom was awarded for his act of bravery in saving two children from drowning at Mawryngkneng village last year.

The award is presented in the form of a medallion, a certificate signed by the Union home minister, a small-size replica of the main medal and a cheque of Rs 1 lakh.

While sharing a video on Sunday, the DoNER Ministry tweeted: “A perfect example of humanity! A 12-year-old Everbloom K. Nongrum from #Meghalaya displayed remarkable courage and presence of mind in saving the lives two of his friends.”

The Jeevan Raksha Padak Award is given by the President of India through the Ministry of Home Affairs for persons exhibiting meritorious acts of human nature in saving lives in cases like drowning in water, accidents, fire incidents, electrocution, natural calamities, rescue operation in mines, etc.

Jeevan Raksha Padak is awarded for courage and promptitude in saving life under circumstances of grave bodily injury to the rescuer.

The braveheart received the Jeevan Raksha Padak Award, 2019 from the deputy commissioner of East Khasi Hills district on November 4, 2020.

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