Direct link to scholarships offered by  Govt. of India

List of Private NGOs offering scholarships

Abu Marwan Abdal Malik Ibn Zuhr: ‘Avenzoar’

Abu Marwan Abdal Malik Ibn Zuhr, known in the west as Avenzoar, was

Ummid Assistant

AMU declares entrance test dates for its UPSC coaching centre

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » Life & Style

Israr honoured for saving 600 lives on highway

Sunday February 20, 2011 06:32:33 PM, IANS

Lucknow: When most people look the other way and walk on when someone is involved in a road accident, but Israr, "the saviour on the Lucknow-Delhi highway" remains a rare phenomenon. He has helped save a staggering 600 lives over the last six years, police say.

The Uttar Pradesh traffic directorate Saturday honoured 40-year-old Israr, popularly known as "Bhura" in the Jyotiba Phulke Nagar area of Amroha district, at a traffic management seminar held here .

"Even the local police first informs Bhura, who makes it a point to reach the site of the accident and rush the injured to the nearest hospital. According to official records, he was responsible for saving at least 600 lives in six years," state traffic director S.K. Shukla said.

Praising Bhura for his services, he said: "Today he is the most sought after man in Jyotiba Phule Nagar in case of a road accident.

Talking to mediapersons Sunday, Bhura recalled how he was led into taking up the cause of accident victims.

"What moved me for the first time was the sight of an unattended accident victim bleeding to death near Gajraula in the summer of 2005. That day I took a resolve to do my bit to save such victims," Bhura said.

Bhura is a daily wager and has to toil to make both ends meet. But that does not stop him from going out of his way to ensure that any accident victim within his reach does not remain unattended.

"I would seek help of my neighbours and other people to at least help him rush the victim to a nearby hospital," he said.

Bhura is all praise for a local doctor in Amroha, who provided him with an ambulance whenever needed to take accident victims to hospitals.

What followed was a chain reaction and over the years, Bhura's support base has grown by leaps and bounds.

"Today, I have a network of at least 100 people stationed at different places along the national highway in UP, who are always ready to offer their services for the injured", Bhura pointed out.

Significantly, most of these are the relatives of those whom Bhura had saved at some point of time.

Bhura also helps local police to perform the last rites of unclaimed bodies.








  Bookmark and Share                                          Home | Top of the Page


Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS

More Headlines

PM hopeful budget session will be productive

A Kashmir store that pickles your imagination

World Cup: Easy win for New Zealand against Kenya

Reading test for British kids to include 'non-words'

Mid-term poll question haunts Yeddyurappa

New internet protocols users must know about

Death toll in Libyan, Yemen unrest rising

World Cup: India beat Bangladesh by 87 runs

MP to reserve 25 seats in private schools for poor children

Bhutto Murder: New arrest warrant against Musharraf

Speaker, party leaders optimistic about budget session

Egypt court approves country's first Islamic party




Top Stories

Death toll in Libyan, Yemen unrest rising

Even as more deaths are reported in clashes between government supporters and pro-democracy protesters in Yemen, several dozen more  »

Scores killed as unrest spreads in Arab world

Fresh protests in Libya, Opposition says dozens shot dead

Troops open fire at protesters in Bahrain, more than 60 injured


Picture of the Day

Performers participate in the World Cup Cricket opening ceremony at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka on February 17, 2011.

(Photo:  AFP/Munir Uz Zaman )


  Most Read

Speaker, party leaders optimistic about budget session

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and leaders of various parties hope that the budget session of parliament    »

Women's reservation bill among 66 listed for budget session

MP to reserve 25 seats in private schools for poor children

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Antodaya Mela will be organised every year in order to provide benefits of public welfare schemes to the poor people. Half of the budget of State Government will be spent only on poor people. Chouhan was addressing an   »


  News Pick

Kerala families keep anxious eye on Bahrain

Families and regional experts in Kerala are anxiously following the ongoing turmoil in several Middle Eastern countries, especially Bahrain which has a large Indian diaspora. "Of the 2.3 million Keralites in the   »

Europe's biggest Hindu temple to come up in Netherlands

The biggest Hindu temple complex in Europe - consisting of three temples, residential areas and tourist spots - is going to be built in the Dutch city of The Hague. Three Hindu groups would be building three temples on   »

After attacks, Dalits flee two Rajasthan villages

In two Rajasthan villages, atrocities against Dalits take place over the flimsiest of reasons - a hen being run over, or a goat straying into the house of another community. The Dalits are now fleeing their homes. Dalit families of   »

National Conference to take on 'anti-peace' forces

The ruling National Conference (NC) will take on the "anti-peace" forces in Jammu and Kashmir and push for a result-oriented India-Pakistan dialogue while simultaneously seeking an end to the era of confusion on   »

Bhutto Murder: New arrest warrant against Musharraf

The anti-terrorism court in Pakistan's garrison city of Rawalpindi Saturday again issued an arrest warrant in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case against former president Pervez Musharraf, a media report said. Judge Rana Nisar,   »



RSS  |  Contact us

| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant






About us




Government Schemes











Contact us





      Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.