Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik felicitated two school students of Jajpur district for showing exemplary courage and presence of mind in saving a six-year-old boy from drowning in a pond.
Patnaik felicitated the Class 8 students -SK Tasif Raja and Md Soyaib, both residents of Fazalpur village in the district, at Lok Seva Bhawan here last evening.
On September 2, one Abul Ruman Khan (6), a student of Sadakpur Primary School, had accidentally fallen into a pond while returning from the school. Finding him drowning in the pond, Raja and Soyaib jumped into the water and rescued Abdul.
The CM applauded the heroic act of the two and later felicitated them with study materials, including dictionary and grammar book, yesterday. Among others, Jajpur MP Sarmistha Sethi and Korei MLA Ashok Bal were present at the event among other officials of Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).