13-year-old Parikul Bhardwaj selected for National Bravery Award
13-year-old Parikul Bhardwaj selected for National Bravery Award
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13-year-old Parikul Bhardwaj selected for National Bravery Award
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13-year-old Parikul Bhardwaj selected for National Bravery Award

New Delhi: 13-year-old Parikul Bhardwaj is leading an inspirational life by doing social service related to medical care at higher altitudes in the mighty peaks of Himalaya. She is in fact the youngest female social worker who has been actively doing social works at higher altitudes. 

Now, acknowledging her enormous feat, she has been selected for 'National Bravery Award 2020'. She will be honoured with the award by the President of India Ramnath Kovind in the week preceding the Republic Day with special get together with Prime Minister and a walk on the Rajpath. 

She is a student of class IX at St Mary School in Delhi Cantt. She has displayed extraordinary, courageous and dedicated services and commitment towards the society.

Bhardwaj is providing highly risky social services to all individuals regardless of class, caste, creed and religion. She was the youngest student volunteer for social services during Kedarnath pilgrimage in the year 2018 and 2019. 

During her entire summer vacation, she provided continuous services for 45 days to the pilgrims at an altitude of 14,000 feet in sub-zero temperatures. 

On June 2, 2019, she saved precious lives of many pilgrims who suddenly fell ill due to ice cold weather. She is also the youngest social worker who was trained by ITBP, NDRF and Air Force in high altitude rescue. She is the live example of society leadership, motivation and self-less service.  

Bhardwaj was also recorded in India Book of Records as the youngest social worker of high altitude areas.