An 18-year-old recipient of the National Bravery Awards has added another feather to her cap. Nazia Khan, who received the prestigious Bharat Award from Prime Minister Modi at this year’s Republic Day, has been bestowed the post of ‘Special Police Officer’ of Agra Police by the Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police, OP Singh, ANI reported.
Nazia Khan, who has received several national & state awards for her bravery and social work, has been designated as a ‘Special Police Officer’ of Agra Police by UP DGP OP Singh pic.twitter.com/zLSyC6W8ps
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Nazia — a resident of Agra — is a social worker. She has received several awards for her bravery and social work over the years
Eliminated drugs & gambling network
Nazia’s selfless work to banish a network of drugs and gambling rackets from Agra earned her the Bharat Award. She is the only recipient from UP to have achieved the feat. From filing police complaints against crime rings to receiving threats for her good deeds, Nazia had experienced it all.
Nazia took it upon herself to eradicate drugs and gambling rackets from various localities in Agra. She took the matter to UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and finally managed to destroy the drugs and gambling network.
After receiving the Bhawat Award, an elated Nazia had said, “It was an experience of a lifetime to participate in the Republic Day Parade. Every year, I used to watch the parade on television and always dreamt of participating in it. So being there was a dream come true,” TOI reported.
The teenager has also helped prevent a child’s kidnapping earlier.
Way to go, girl! SheThePeople.TV wishes you all the best in your future endeavours.
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