Every year the ICCW confers these awards to children below 16 years of age. The awards are announced on November 14 (Children s Day) and the Prime Minister presents the awards on the eve of Republic Day. The awardees receive a medal, certificate and cash as a token of their indispensable courage. These children also take part in the Republic Day Parade atop an elephant. In addition to this, some of them are also granted financial assistance to complete their schooling and professional courses such as medical and engineering (under the Indira Gandhi scholarship scheme). Assistance is also provided to some till they complete their graduation.
The Central and State government departments, Panchayats, Zila Parishads, State and Union Territory councils for Child Welfare and also the school authorities have the responsibility of acknowledging the applications for the bravery award.
The selection is made by a committee constituted by the ICCW, comprising of representatives from the Secretariats of the President and the Vice-President, various ministries, as well as the Central Social Welfare Board, police, All India Radio, Doordarshan and leading NGOs such as the National Bal Bhavan, SOS, Children s Villages of India, R K Mission and experienced ICCW members.
In 1978, the Indian Council for Child Welfare instituted two bravery awards for children under the age of 16, the Sanjay Chopra Award and the Geeta Chopra Award, given each year along with the National Bravery Award.
Bravery Awards 2013
The list of Bravery Award winners for the year 2013 was announced by the ICCW on January 18th, 2013. The award is to be conferred to 22 brave children from all parts of the country, the youngest recipient being 7-year-old Koroungamba Kuman from Manipur. The coveted Bharat Award will be awarded to Tarang Atulbhai Mistry from Gujarat and 11-year-old Gajendra Ram from Chhattisgarh is being felicitated with Sanjay Chopra award.
|Renu||Geeta Chopra Award||Delhi|
|Gajendra Ram||Sanjay Chopra Award||Chhattisgarh|
|Tarang Atulbhai Mistry||Bharat Award||Gujarat|
|Vijay Kumar Sainik||Bapu Gaidhani Award||Uttar Pradesh|
|Akanksha Gaute||Bapu Gaidhani Award||Chhattisgarh|
|Hali Raghunath Baraf||Bapu Gaidhani Award||Maharashtra|
|Ramdinthara||National Bravery Awards||Mizoram|
|Devansh Tiwari||National Bravery Awards||Chhattisgarh|
|Mukesh Nishad||National Bravery Awards||Chhattisgarh|
|Lalrinhlua||National Bravery Awards||Mizoram|
|E. Suganthan||National Bravery Awards||Tamil Nadu|
|Ramith.K,||National Bravery Awards||Kerala|
|Mebin Cyriac||National Bravery Awards||Kerala|
|Vishnu M.V.||National Bravery Awards||Kerala|
|Koroungamba Kuman||National Bravery Awards||Manipur|
|Sameep Anil Pandit||National Bravery Awards||Maharashtra|
|Viswendra Lohkna||National Bravery Awards||Uttar Pradesh|
|Satendra Lohkana||National Bravery Awards||Uttar Pradesh|
|Pawan Kumar Kanaujiya||National Bravery Awards||Uttar Pradesh|
|Stripleaseman Mylliem||National Bravery Awards||Meghalaya|
|Sapna Kumari Meena||National Bravery Awards||Rajasthan|
|Suhail K.M.||National Bravery Awards||Karnataka|
Soldiers, who have performed outstanding deeds of bravery and selfless sacrifice, are awarded the bravery medals, Param Vir Chakra, Vir Chakra and Maha Vir Chakra. Each defense service in India have there own set of gallantry awards that are awarded to the soldiers who have shown courage and valor.
Read here about the Indian Gallantry Awards
Find here the list Award winners for the Republic Day, 2012
| Padma Awards 2012|
| Correctional Services Medal 2012|
| President s Police Medal for Distinguished Service|
| Police Medals for Gallantry|
| Police Medals for Meritorious Service|