Kapil Singh Negi was a 15 year kid from Uttarakhand, but his bravery surpasses the highest precedent degree.
He is the receiver of Bharat Award, one of the prestigious National Bravery Award for 2011.
Kapil had on September 8, 2011, lost his life while trying to save the life of schoolmates after his school in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand was flooded after heavy rains.
Initially, Kapil was helped by classmate Subodh, but due to a landslide stones began to roll from above and Subodh also had to step aside.
However, Kapil continued his rescue act as he carried school kids on his back to safety, before becoming a casualty himself.
“There are lots of children in the rural areas of our country who display immense courage in their daily lives, the media should reach out more to them,” Kapil’s father Birendra Singh Negi said