Adrika Goyal – The story of a brave-heart girl who won Bravery Award this year
At 6, she was said by the doctors that she would not be able to walk again. At 10, Adrika Goyal is one of the bravery award winners who were awarded by Ramnath Kovind, the President of India. Adrika along with her brother Kartik displayed immense courage on April 2, 2018, when the passengers of Chhattisgarh Express were stuck inside the train as the protesters didn’t allow the train to move. Seeing the passengers stuck inside, Adrika and her brother who lived nearby came forward to help. The duo ran to home to get all the cooked food and served the entire people in train with food and water.
Our home is just 200m away from Morena station. Both kids wanted to help the passengers. They ran from one coach to other to provide water and food items to the passengers, said their father Akshat Goyal.
When Adrika was 6 years old, her both legs were injured in a fire accident at home. Despite treatment, she was unable to stand on her feet properly. It was then her father introduced to her taekwondo classes. Adrika was so committed that she received her Black Belt even before she turned 8. That acted as a confidence booster for Adrika. Not only this, Adrika has already trained many children in taekwondo. Adrika has been also named in three different world book records for her talent and also the district brand ambassador of the ‘Save Girl Child’ campaign.