Mhonbeni Ezung, an eight-year-old girl from Nagaland won 2015 National Bravery Award for rescuing her grandmother from drowning from a river at Chudi village in Wokha district.
Amongst other 24 recipients, Ezung stands as the youngest winner in the history of National Bravery awards. Renthunglo Jungi, Ezung’s 78-year-old grandmother took her out for fishing into the river stream, where she suffered a stroke and fell unconscious. Little Ezung immediately ran 4-5 Km through the dense forests back to the village to bring help and save her dying grandmother.
N Longtsubemo Lotha, a constable of Nagaland’s home guard department and a proud father of Ezung was present when his daughter received the award from Prime Minister Modi.
Two other kids from Manipur, Maurice Yengkhom and Chongtham Kuber Meitei were also honoured the National Children Bravery Award for their courage and bravery. The annual award is granted to children between 6 to 18-years old.