Bhubaneswar: Total 39 cops from Odisha will be awarded Republic Day police medals by the President of India this year.
While 26 police personnel in Odisha police will be conferred the Police Medal for Gallantry, two will receive President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service and 11 will be awarded the Police Medal for Meritorious Service on the occasion of the Republic Day.
The names were announced today, a day before the event.
As per the press release, a total of 855 Police personnel will be awarded Medals at four different categories on the occasion of the Republic Day. While President’s Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG) have been awarded to three personnel, Police Medals for Gallantry (PMG) have been awarded to 146 personnel, President’s Police Medals for Distinguished Service to 74 personnel and Police Medal for Meritorious Service to 632 personnel.
The CRPF, the country’s largest paramilitary force, will receive the maximum 44 awards for bravery followed by Odisha Police at 26 medals, Jammu and Kashmir Police 25 medals and Chhattisgarh 14 medals.
Here’s the complete list of medals for Odisha:
Police Medal for Gallantry:
1. BIDYADHAR SETHI, SUB
2. BISHAL BOMJAN, COMMANDO
3. DHRUBA BAHADUR BASNET, HAV
4. RAJENDRA MALLA, COMMANDO
5. DEEPAK SINGH KUNWAR, COMMANDO
6. RAJESH BISWAKARMA, HAV
7. SUNIL KUMAR NANDA, ASI
8. KAMALENDU SARANGI, HAV
9. MADAN KISHAN, CT
10. ATHNACIUS JOJO, CT
11. MUKESH KUMAR BRAHMA, CT
12. PRATEEK SINGH, IPS, SP
13. RABINDRA SABAR, SUB
14. ASHOK KUMAR RATH, SUB
15. ALOK KUMAR SETHY, HAV
16. DHANANJAY BARAD, COMMANDO
17. KRUSHNA CHANDRA PING, COMMANDO
18. SANTOSH KUMAR DHAN, COMMANDO
19. JAGANNATH KANHAR, OAPF
20. MADHUSUDAN MALLICK, CT
21. NIRANJAN SAHU, ADDL. SP
22. KESHABA SISA, HAV
23. JITENDRA KUMAR DAS, HAV
24. SINAYA SEKHAR BEPARI, CT
25. URDHABA CHALAN, CT
26. KANHU CHARAN MAJHI, CT
President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service:
1. GYANARANJAN MOHAPATRA, DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE, SPECIAL INTELLIGENCE WING, ODISHA, BHUBANESWAR
2. ASIM KUMAR PANDA, ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, ZONEI, BHUBANESWAR, UPD, ODISHA
Police Medal for Meritorious Service:
1. NABA KISHORE DAS, COMMANDANT, ODISHA STATE ARMED POLICE 1ST BATTALION, DHENKANAL
2. AJAYA KUMAR PADHI, DEPUTY COMMANDANT SPECIAL OPERATION GROUP, BHUBANESWAR
3. ASHOK KUMAR DEO, DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE, SPECIAL INTELLIGENCE WING, ODISHA, BHUBANESWAR
4. PRAFULLA KUMAR SINGH, ACP SECURITY, SPECIAL SECURITY BATTALION, BHUBANESWAR
5. PRADYUMNA KUMAR DWIVEDI , IN-CHARGE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE, VIGILANCE DIRECTORATE CUTTACK
6. SNIGDHA BHANJA, IN CHARGE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE, OFFICE OF THE SP, EOW, CID, CB, BHUBANESWAR
7. BIKRAM KESHARI JENA, INSPECTOR OF POLICE, SADAR POLICE STATION, KHORDHA, OFFICE OF THE SP, KHORDHA, ODISHA
8. BRAHAMANANDA PANDA, SUB INSPECTOR OF POLICE, SPECIAL INTELLIGENCE WING, ODISHA, BHUBANESWAR, ODISHA
9. KAILASH CHANDRA PRADHAN, ASSISTANT SUB INSPECTOR OF POLICE, THELKOLOI POLICE STATION, SAMBALPUR, ODISHA
10. ALEXANDER KUJUR , HAVILDAR, R.O. JHARSUGUDA, ODISHA
11. BIPRA CHARAN GOUDA, CONSTABLE, VIGILANCE BERHAMPUR DIVISION, BERHAMPUR , ODISHA
Besides, the President of India has approved the conferment of Jeevan Raksha Padak Series of Awards – 2018 on 48 persons which includes Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak to 08 (Posthumous) including Rakesh Chandra Behera from Odisha, Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak to 15 and Jeevan Raksha Padak to 25 persons.