Braveheart pointsman Mayur Shelke donates half of his reward money to the mother-son duo

The incident took place on April 17, the CCTV footage of the episode at platform number 2 of the Vangani station wherein Mayur was seen risking his life to save the boy.

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Mayur Shelke, a central railways' pointsman who was acclaimed for his brave act of saving a young boy at Vangani railway station is receiving applauds again for donating half of his award money to the visually impaired mother and her child.

The incident took place on April 17, the CCTV footage of the episode at platform number 2 of the Vangani station wherein Mayur was seen risking his life to save the boy. to save the boy. He lifted the boy onto the platform just in time and then pulled himself up as the speeding train came nearby. Mayur quoted to ANI, "I ran towards the child but also thought that I might be in danger too. Still, I thought I should save him".

Piyush Goyal, Railway minister had announced the reward for his brave act. Ministry of Railways took to their official Twitter account to tweet, "Hon'ble Minister Shri @PiyushGoyal announced an award of Rs 50000/- to Shri Mayur Shelke, Pointsman, Vangani Station for the act of bravery, courage & presence of mind on duty. He saved a life of a child who accidentally fell on the track. Congratulations to Shri M. Shelke".

He was recently felicitated at CSMT for his act of heroism and presence of mind. The railway pointsman was rewarded Rs 50,000, however, he decided to donate half of the money to the mother-son duo. “I’ll give half of the amount, given to me as a token of appreciation, for that child’s welfare & education. I came to know that his family isn’t financially strong. So I decided this,” Shelke told ANI.