Reportedly the boy from Raichur in Karnataka seen guiding an ambulance across a waterlogged road in a widely shared video, has been felicitated by the district administration during Independence Day celebrations and he has also been recommended for a bravery award for his act. Furthermore the boy in the video was 12 year old venkatesh, a Class VI student in Government Primary School at Hirerayanakumpe village of Raichur district.
Meanwhile a newspaper had reported this after tracing the boy to a rehabilitation centre at Shavantgera in Raichur. When taking note of the boy's heroics, IAS officer P Manivannan, Secretary, Labour Department, has now recommended the women and Child Development Department to give him a bravery award for his act. The letter by P Manivannan reads "I am of the opinion that the above young student is entitled to be encouraged and honored for his act of bravery and wish to recommend for considering and including his name in the list of bravery awards in this year. I hope my recommendation will be weighed favorably".
Moreover venkatesh was playing with a group of friends when Manju, a driver with prasanna Ambulance Services asked the group of boys to guide him across a waterlogged road. Perhaps venkatesh volunteered and a video of him wading through the water in front of the ambulance was shared widely last week. Hence it was shown in the news and also shared on social media, where users called for the boy to be given a bravery award.