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SHILLONG: Meghalaya’s Stripleaseman Mylliem (12) has been selected for ‘Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak’ category for saving his cousin from another relative who had killed the entire family in West Khasi Hills.
The recognition is for meritorious act of humane nature in saving the life of a person.
Stripleaseman from Mawsaiñ village in Mawkyrwat, South West Khasi Hills, was also a recipient of the National Bravery Awards for Children, 2012.
It was on August 2, 2011 that Stripleaseman saved the life of his eleven-year-old cousin sister Mandashisha Mylliem from his uncle Bremmingstar Mylliem, allegedly a drug addict, whokilled his own father Korindro Shangdiar, mother Tikly Mylliem and sister Elbiris Mylliem with a rod while they were sleeping.
While witnessing the brutal act of his uncle, Stripleaseman took his cousin sister who was sleeping in the next room in the house and ran towards the neighbour thereby saving her life.
PTI adds from New Delhi: Manipur’s M Khayingthei and Mizoram’s Ramdinthara, who lost their lives while trying to save friends from drowning, are among three persons selected for ‘Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak’.
The Government also announced names of six ‘Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak’ and 28 ‘Jeevan Raksha Padak’ winners for meritorious act of humane nature in saving the life of a person. Khayingthei lost his life in 2012 when he jumped into a deep gorge in Ukhrul district to save life of his friends. He managed to save them but died in the process. 15-year-old Ramdinthara was also selected for the award posthumously.
He had gone for swimming with his friends on March 31, 2012 when one of them fell into the water. Though Ramdinthara managed to pull his friend out, he drowned. The third winner was Soumya Ranjan Biswal from Odhisa who sacrificed his life to save lives of other people. The decoration of the award (medal, certificate signed by the Home Minister and demand draft for monetary allowance) is presented to the awardee in due course by the respective government of the state to which the awardee belongs.
The monetary allowance is Rs 1,00,000, Rs 60,000 and Rs 40,000 to the Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak, Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak and Jeevan Raksha Padak awardees respectively. Gujarat’s Tarang Atulbhai Mistry, now 19, was selected for Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak. He had saved four persons from drowning in 2012.
The others selected for this award are Shaashwath Raj (Karnataka), Arjun Oli (Uttarakhand), Mukesh Nishad (Chhattisgarh) and Vishnu M V (Kerala).