In June 2019, 11-year-old Carolyn Malsawmtluangi, a student of Class 4 at Muana Primary School, Mizoram, rescued a seven-year-old girl from a kidnapper.
According to Hindustan Times, the braveheart noticed a woman and a minor she didn’t recognize while playing volleyball in her locality of Zuangtui in Aizwal. After the police warned the residents about a trafficker who had abducted a child from the neighbouring Thualthu village, she carried the girl home on her shoulders.
Thereafter, the trafficker was nabbed and Carolyn received the National Bravery Award on Republic Day for “showing exemplary courage”.
11-year-old Carolyn from Mizoram felicitated by the ICCW National Bravery Awards 2019, For the bravery act of rescuing a child from an abductor in Aizwal.#ICCW #NationalBraveryAwards #BraveryAward #Award #Mizoram #NorthEast pic.twitter.com/CuHOcypEiP
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The Times of India reports that she also received a cash reward of Rs.20,000 which she decided to share equally with the girl she saved. On February 7, Carolyn visited Thualthu village and gave the girl Rs.10,000.
She received a warm and appreciative welcome from the villagers and the minor gave her a big hug for reuniting her with her family. Isn’t that wonderful?
Kudos to the teen for her quick thinking, courage and selflessness. She not only thwarted a trafficking attempt but also helped out a child financially. Incidents like these definitely restore our faith in humanity as the younger generation continuously makes us proud.