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PM felicitates Odia boy Mohan




 Odisha boy Mohan Sethy was among the 25 young bravehearts who were felicitated here by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a function organized by the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) ahead of the Republic Day.

“Youngsters like Mohan Sethy make us proud. This boy from Odisha saved his friend from drowning in a river,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

Notably, the 11-year-old from Jaluka village in Cuttack district was selected for the award after he saved his friend from drowning on June 28 in 2015. Mohan along with his friend Sabyasachi had gone to Genguti river to take bath when Sabyasachi slipped into deep waters.

Seeing his friend drowning, Mohan shouted for help but to no avail. He then desperately dived into the water and dragged his friend to safety with the help of a cloth.

The young boy’s bravery and presence of mind has earned much appreciation.

Addressing other awardees, the Prime Minister said, “What you all have done does not only show how brave you are, but also explains your determination. And that saved someone’s life. Take this as a beginning; this is not the destination.”






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