Bhubaneswar, Jan 25:
A total of 17 officers of the Odisha Police have been selected for the President medal for the year 2013.
According to the notification, Pranabindu Acharya, IG, Directorate of Fire Services, and Swarup Kumar Parida, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Balasore have been selected for President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service.
Besides, 11 police officers have been selected for the President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service.
They are, Asheet Kumar Panigrahi, IG, Balasore, Patitapaban Choudhury, DSP, Brahmapur Special Branch, Sudhir Kumar Behera, Assistant Commandant, OSAP 3rd Battalion, Koraput, Sunil Kumar Nanda, Inspector of Police, Bhubaneswar, Karunakar Das, Sub Inspector, Vigilance Directorate Cuttack, Saroj Kumar Basita, Havildar Major, OSAP 3rd Battalion, Koraput, Satyananda Jena, Havildar, Police Training College, Angul,Kailash Chandra Sahoo, Havildar (Criminal Investigation), Balikuda police station, Dandapati Chetti Dora, Havildar, Koraput, Bidyadhar Moharana, Constable, (Traffic Outpost) Puri, and Ashok Kumar Khandanga, Constable, Vigilance Directorate, Cuttack.
Apart from this, Niranjan Das, Superintendent, Circle Jail, Choudhwar, has been selected for President’s Correctional Service Medal for Distinguished Service while Suresh Kumar Mohapatra, Head Warder, Circle Jail, Sambalpur, Soubhagini Singh, Assistant Matron, Nari Bandi Niketan, Sambalpur and Niranjan Sahoo, Prison Welfare Officer, Circle Jail, Sambalpur have been selected for President’s Correctional Service Medal for Meritorious Service.
For the President’s Gallantry Award, Odia Army officer Major Ajit Kumar Behera of the 2nd Battalion of Rajput Regiment has been selected for the Sena Medal.
The awards would be presented during Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi on Sunday.