PATNA: As the bravery of 12-year-old boy Bheem Yadav remains the hot topic of discussion, authorities in Bihar have planned to honour him for his brave act.
Bheem who studies in class five in a government school had saved lives of hundreds of passengers after making a train halt in West Champaran district before it could move over the broken track and risk lives of passengers by flagging his red shirt.
“That is indeed a brave act. We are going to reward him for his bravery which saved the lives of passengers. The reward could be in form of cash or citation,” the local district education officer Harendra Jha has told the local media.
According to the officer, he came to know about schoolboy’s bravery through local newspapers.
The railways too are planning to accord similar hero welcome to the boy. “We really are proud of this boy and salute his bravery,” chief public relations officer of the East Central Railways Rajesh Kumar told the Gulf News.
Bheem, son of Janardan Yadav from Mangalpur village in West Champarn district, was going towards his orchards when he saw a portion of railway tracks broken and hurriedly alerted the train driver.
The train resumed its journey after the broken track was repaired. The passengers the train hugely thanked the boy for saving their lives.
Featured image caption: Bheem Yadav