On Raksha Bandhan, sisters tie a Rakhi, the auspicious thread, around their brothers' wrists, while their brothers promise to 'protect' her from disaster or danger. While this may appear to be a lovely gesture, it has imbued the brothers with the role of a saviour.
Here is a list of kids who fought deadly animals to protect their siblings, even if it meant venturing into danger.
A thirteen-year-old girl rescues her sister from leopard claws
Ashwini Bandu Ughade, a 13-year-old girl from Maharashtra, physically protected her younger sister from the savage man-claws of the man-eater. As they returned from the mango field after picking some mangoes, the fearful leopard attempted to attack them. The leopard poised to strike, holding Rohini's (Ashwini's infant sister) skull between its fangs.
Ashwini began flinging mangoes at the dangerous beast upon observing this, leading it to flee. When she committed this courageous act, the leopard ran, and she was able to rescue her sibling from the dangerous situation. Prime Minister awarded Ashwini the Bravery Award for this courageous act.
Six-Year-Old Boy Saves Sister from Dog Bite
As the web sees it, a small child named Bridger Walker has risen as a hero after risking his life to save a rampaging dog from harming his younger sister. According to his aunt's Instagram account, the occasion took place on 9th July.
While defending his sibling valiantly, the child was clawed numerous times on the neck, face, and head. Finally, he was able to seize his sister's hand and gently steer her away from danger.
Many individuals, including Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, and Chris Evans, have been moved by his story. And they gifted the youngster with a Captain America shield!
A Brother Defends His Sister Against A Crocodile
Yet another display of bravery, where a 15-year-old boy fought a 14-foot-long crocodile to protect his 12-year-old younger sister. In the Philippines, while attempting to cross a bridge with his sister, Haina Lisa Jose Habi, a crocodile wounded Haina and yanked her off by her legs.
Hashim leaped into action without hesitation to save his sibling. He began by hurling pebbles at the fierce crocodile, which caused Haina to scream in fear. Hashim saved his sister's life, but she sustained severe leg injuries throughout the incident.
11-year-old Uttarakhand girl wounded while saving 4-year-old brother from the leopard claws
Rakhi, an 11-year old girl, and her younger brother, 5-year old Raghav, returned from their field in Devkundai hamlet at twilight when a leopard pounced on them. She immediately wrapped her arms over Raghav's torso, shielding him from the leopard attacks. The ferocious animal continued to attack her from behind, but she never left her brother's side. Finally, after her mother started yelling, the leopard eventually fled.
Rakhi sustained significant head and limb injuries as a result of the event. She was evacuated to a hospital in Kotdwar and then transferred to a Delhi medical facility for further treatment. Given her brave act, the state administration has chosen to submit her name to the national government for consideration for a bravery award, which will be presented later this year.
And, these brothers and sisters have proven themselves by doing the genuine 'Raksha’ in the community.