New Delhi: Parikul Bhardwaj among 22 children conferred the National Bravery award 2020 by President Ramnath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The children were selected for the bravery award from across the country.
The President felicitated the brave children for their feat. All the awardees will take part in the Republic Day parade on a fleet at Rajpath and will be honoured by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Parikul Bhardwaj is the first youngest female social worker to serve for high altitude medical care. She will be preceding the Republic Day week with special a get-together with the prime minister and walk on Rajpath.
With her achievement she has earned the sobriquet of the Youngest Social Worker in the most difficult terrain. The 13-years old is a student of class XI in Mount St. Marry School at Delhi Cantonment.
She has displayed extraordinary courageous, dedicated service and commitment toward the society by providing social service at highly risky hilly terrain to all regardless of class, creed, region or religion. She was the youngest student volunteer for Social Services at Kedarnath Yatra in 2018 and 2019.
During her entire summer vacations of 45 days, she provided social services to the Kedarnath pilgrims at an altitude of 14000 feet, minus 7 degrees temperature. On June 2, 2019 she saved precious lives of many pilgrims who fell sick due to ice cold weather conditions.
Parikul was trained and honoured by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Indian Air Force (IAF) in high altitude rescue. She is the live example of society leadership, motivation, selfless services.
Her feat catapulted Parikul into the India Book of Records as the youngest social worker of high altitude areas.