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STAFF WRITER 18:51 HRS IST

New Delhi, Jan 18 (PTI) A 10-year-old girl, who saved several lives during a grenade attack in Imphal, and a 13-year-old boy, who rescued over 50 people during a stampede in Himachal Pradesh are among the 21 children conferred with the National Bravery Awards for 2009.

The announcement in this regard was made by Indian Council for Child Welfare president Gita Siddharth here today.

Two out of the 21 awards would be given posthumously.

The children will receive the award from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on January 21 and will be part of the Republic Day parade.

The coveted Bharat Award will be given to Gaurav Singh Saini, 13, of Haryana for saving over 50 people in a stampede in the Naina Devi temple in 2008 in Himachal Pradesh.

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