In a heartwarming story from New Zealand, 14-year-old Kalya Gamage has been honored as the world’s youngest recipient of the prestigious Mountbatten Award. Last year, he displayed incredible heroism when he saved his younger brother, Kithmi, from the clutches of treacherous 3-meter waves at Chrystalls Beach.
Kalya’s unwavering determination and courage shone through as he fearlessly leaped into the frigid waters, rescuing his brother from certain danger. His remarkable act of bravery has rightfully earned him the 2022 Mountbatten Award, an accolade celebrated across 56 countries in the British Commonwealth. Kalya’s bright future awaits, with dreams of entrepreneurship or engineering and the joy of having his brother by his side for many more decades to come.