A Real Hero!
Mark Twain wrote, “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -- not absence of fear.” Some kids show courage daily by persevering against disease, poverty, abuse and other negative influences. Other kids find themselves in circumstances where they must act courageously to save a life or make a difference in the lives of others. Stories of courageous kids can inspire your child.
Om Prakash Yadav is 11 year old Child and a Class VII student from Uttar Pradesh. He is the son of a Uttar Pradesh farmer, who pulled out several of his friends alive out of a burning van, caring little about his own safety. He is one of the National Bravery Award Winner 2011. He is the winner of Sanjay Chopra Award for saving children out of a burning van.
He saved eight of his schoolmates from a burning bus. The scars on his face bear an account of his burned injuries but did not in the least curb his spirit and he seems ready to enact his heroism again in saving his friends.
On September 4, 2010, he was going to school along with other students in a Maruti van. But all of a sudden, the van caught fire because of a short circuit in the gas kit. The driver immediately opened his door and fled, fearing that the gas kit could explode any time. But not Yadav. He broke open the van door and pulled out the others, caring little about the flames that had spread to his face, back and arms. “I could feel fire burn my body but then I could hear the cries of my friends who were still caught inside the van. I threw my bag and entered to pull them out,” he says. We also asked if him would he put his life in danger once again if caught in a similar situation? 'Everytime,' he says.