The 18 extraordinary children, from different parts of the country, who will be felicitated with the National Bravery Awards, were invited and welcomed to a mesmerising Sound and Light show run by India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) Ltd at Purana Qila, New Delhi. The children will receive the National Bravery awards for their outstanding acts of courage by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Republic Day. ITDC presented these brave-hearts the incredible 1,000 years journey of rise and fall, shaping of the country’s capital, Delhi through a spellbinding Sound & Light show, Ishq-e-Dilli.
Addressing the brave-hearts, Piyush Tiwari, Director (Commercial & Marketing), ITDC, and the host for the evening, said, “I am overwhelmed with the pride as I witness the youth of India who have personified themselves as epitomes of courage and Valor. The young souls have showcased the humanity by valuing others life and fighting their fears to protect others, while some brave-hearts sacrificed their life to save others. They are true inspiration to live with heroism and compassion. It indeed is an honor for ITDC family to host, meet and interact with these real life heroes and brave souls at the Son Et Lumiere (show)”.
The co-host for the evening, RN Kumar, General Manager, Sound & Light Show Division, ITDC, said, “The show at Purana Quila is a major attraction for visitors to Delhi. As the winners come from different parts of the country, we thought it would be interesting for these kids and their escorts to experience the dramatic recreation of a vast period of time in Delhi’s exciting history. With cutting edge projection and laser technology complemented by a powerful narration, it is India’s first permanent projection multimedia art installation and we are delighted to host the brave-hearts to this special spectacular show”.
This year, the Indian Council for Child Welfare has selected 18 children for the National Bravery Awards. Out of these 18, three awards are posthumous. These children will also be a part of the Republic Day Parade.