8 year old girl from Nagaland saved grandmother from drowning, became youngest winner of National Bravery Awards, 2015

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Age can’t define a brave soul; this is what 8 year old, Mhonbeni Ezung has proved. Mhonbeni Ezung, from Nagaland is the youngest among 24 children, who received the National bravery awards for 2015.

It was during the winter vacations, Mhobeni had gone to stay with her grandmother in a village in Nagaland. One day her grandmother took her for an outing to Wokha River. They caught some fish and cooked their meal. Before having lunch, her grandmother went to wash her hands in the river. When she was washing her hands, her blood pressure shoot up suddenly and she fell into the five and a half feet deep river. Seeing this, Mhonbeni Ezung ran to rescue her grandmother. She shouted for help. Mhonbeni Ezung tried to pull out her grandmother, but because of the weight, Mhonbeni Ezung could not hold her and she fell again into the river. At last, Mhonbeni Ezung succeeded in bringing her grandmother out of the river. After that, Mhonbeni rush to the village to get the help from the locals. Later, her grandmother was admitted in the hospital.

Mhonbeni Ezung was not at all afraid while saving her grandmother, since she loves her grandmother a lot. This little brave soul from Nagaland, wishes to become an engineer in future.