A Sikh named Harman Singh who rescued a child’s life by using his turban to stop the bleeding from the young boy’s head was honored by the police in it’s annual district award ceremony in New Zealand.


Harman Singh received the district commander’s certificate of appreciation at the Counties Manukau police district awards, held at Manukau Institute of Technology on Friday reported stuff.co

Harman made worldwide headlines and whose picture of using his turban to help the child went viral on social media and new media.

Singh told Stuff.co “It’s a very short period of time. You can’t think at the time. You just do it.”

He was “overwhelmed” when he received the email inviting him to the awards ceremony, the 22-year-old said.

“I’m a shy guy, but it’s nice. I’m so happy.”

The media attention following the incident had taken some getting used to.

“It was very uncomfortable doing the first TV interview but the second or third time, you get used to it.”

Singh said his relatives back in India were very proud to hear he was receiving the award.

And he said he would not hesitate to act if ever in a similar situation.

“If something else happens, I have the maturity and I can do the same thing.”

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