A 12-year-old boy in Malda has defined bravery after he waved his red shirt to make the loco pilot of a speeding passenger train stop the train from crossing a rain damage portion.
Maintenance of track and other works was going on Bhaluka road yard on 21st September, 2023. At one location where soil and the pebbles were washed away by the rain, the boy named Mursalin Seikh, son of a migrant labour of the nearby village was also present in the yard with the railway staffs. On noticing a rain damage portion under the tracks, the boy acted sensibly at that point of time and alerted the loco pilot of an approaching passenger train by waving his red shirt along with other on duty railway staffs.
N. F. Railway authorities today rewarded the brave boy with a certificate and cash award for his valour. Malda North MP Khagen Murmu along with Divisional Railway Manager of Katihar Shri Surendra Kumar reached the boy’s home and rewarded him and appreciated his effort. NFR salutes the boy’s approach towards the society being a teenager.