Eighteen extraordinary children hailing from different parts of India, became National Bravery awardees, and were welcomed to a mesmerizing sound and light show, “Ishq-e-Dilli,” run by the India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) Ltd. at Purana Qila, New Delhi.
The children received National Bravery awards for their outstanding acts of courage and tact by the Honorable Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Republic Day. ITDC presented these brave hearts with the incredible 1,000-year journey of the rise and fall that shaped the capital city of Delhi.
Addressing the young people at Purana Qila, the Director of Commercial & Marketing for ITDC, Shri Piyush Tiwari, who also hosted the evening, said: “I am overwhelmed with pride as I witness the youth of India who have personified themselves as epitomes of courage and valor. The young souls have showcased the humanity by valuing others’ lives and fighting their fears to protect others, while some brave hearts sacrificed their lives to save others. They are true inspirations who live with heroism and compassion. It indeed is an honor for the ITDC family to host, meet, and interact with these real-life heroes and brave souls at the Son Et Lumiere (Show).”
The co-host for the evening, Mr. R N Kumar, General Manager of the Sound and Light Show Division of the ITDC said: “The Sound and Light show at the Purana Quila is a major attraction for visitors to Delhi. As the winners come from different parts of the country, we thought it would be interesting for these kids and their escorts to experience the dramatic recreation of a vast period of time in Delhi’s exciting history. With cutting-edge projection and laser technology, complemented by a powerful narration, it is India’s first permanent projection multimedia art installation, and we are delighted to host the brave hearts to this special spectacular show.”
This year, the Indian Council for Child Welfare has selected 18 children for National Bravery Awards. Out of 18, 3 of the awards are posthumous. These children hailing from different geographical regions will receive the award from India’s Prime Minister on Republic Day and will also be a part of the Republic Day Parade.