Om Prakash Yadav is 11 year old Child from Uttar Pradesh.He is one of the National Bravery Award Winner 2011. He is the winner of Sanjay Chopra Award for saving children out of a burning van.
He saved eight of his schoolmates from a burning bus. The scars on his face bear an account of his burned injuries but did not in the least curb his spirit and he seems ready to enact his heroism again in saving his friends.
On September 4, 2010, he was going to school along with other students in a Maruti van. But all of a sudden, the van caught fire because of a short circuit in the gas kit. The driver immediately opened his door and fled. But not Yadav. He broke open the van door and pulled out the others, caring little about the flames that had spread to his face, back and arms. “I could feel fire burn my body but then I could hear the cries of my friends who were still caught inside the van. I threw my bag and entered to pull them out,” he says.