10 September 2019
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday felicitated Sk Tasif Raja and Md Soyaib, the duo who saved the life of a six-year-old child Abul Ruman Khan at Jajpur's Sadakpur village.
On the day when Ganesh Chaturthi was being celebrated, Abul drowned in a pond while returning home from his school. Both Tasif and Soyaib displayed exceptional courage and dived into the water to save the child's life.
During a small ceremony at the Lok Seva Bhavan here today, the Chief Minister praised the bravery of Tasif and Soyaib and felicitated all three of them.
Naveen gave away books and chocolates to them and praised them for the life-saving act. Jajpur MP Sarmista Sethi, Korei MLA Ashok Bal, Chief Advisor (CMO) R Balakrishnan were present on the occasion.