25 January 2019
Bhubaneswar: A total of 39 cops from Odisha will be conferred with Police Medals and three prison personnel with Correctional Service Medals on the occasion of the Republic Day 2019.
While 26 personnel of Odisha Police have been selected for the Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG), two have been selected for the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service and 11 for the Police Medal for Meritorious Service.
Likewise, one prison personnel from Odisha will receive Correctional Service Medals for Distinguished Service and two others will receive Correctional Service Medals for Meritorious Service.
The names of the awardees were published in two separate press releases issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs today.
As per the press release on the Republic Day Police Medals, a total of 855 Police personnel have been awarded Medals with President’s Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG) awarded to three personnel, Police Medals for Gallantry (PMG) to 146 personnel, President’s Police Medals for Distinguished Service to 74 personnel and Police Medal for Meritorious Service to 632 personnel.
All three President’s Police Medal for Gallantry have been awarded to CRPF personnel. Among the 146 personnel receiving the Police Medals for Gallantry, 41 are from CRPF, Odisha Police – 26, J&K Police - 25, Chhattisgarh Police - 14, Meghalaya – 13, Uttar Pradesh – 10, BSF - 08, Delhi - 04, Jharkhand - 03 and Assam Rifles and ITBP – 01 each.
Below is a list of the awardees from Odisha,
Police Medal for Gallantry:
BIDYADHAR SETHI, SUB; BISHAL BOMJAN, COMMANDO; DHRUBA BAHADUR BASNET, HAV; RAJENDRA MALLA, COMMANDO; DEEPAK SINGH KUNWAR, COMMANDO; RAJESH BISWAKARMA, HAV; SUNIL KUMAR NANDA, ASI; KAMALENDU SARANGI, HAV; MADAN KISHAN, CT; ATHNACIUS JOJO, CT; MUKESH KUMAR BRAHMA, CT; PRATEEK SINGH, IPS, SP; RABINDRA SABAR, SUB; ASHOK KUMAR RATH, SUB; ALOK KUMAR SETHY, HAV; DHANANJAY BARAD, COMMANDO; KRUSHNA CHANDRA PING, COMMANDO; SANTOSH KUMAR DHAN, COMMANDO; JAGANNATH KANHAR, OAPF; MADHUSUDAN MALLICK, CT; NIRANJAN SAHU, ADDL. SP; KESHABA SISA, HAV; JITENDRA KUMAR DAS, HAV; SINAYA SEKHAR BEPARI, CT; URDHABA CHALAN, CT; KANHU CHARAN MAJHI, CT.
President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service:
GYANARANJAN MOHAPATRA, DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE, SPECIAL INTELLIGENCE WING, ODISHA, BHUBANESWAR; ASIM KUMAR PANDA, ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, ZONE-I, BHUBANESWAR, UPD, ODISHA
Police Medal for Meritorious Service:
NABA KISHORE DAS, COMMANDANT, ODISHA STATE ARMED POLICE 1ST BATTALION, DHENKANAL; AJAYA KUMAR PADHI, DEPUTY COMMANDANT SPECIAL OPERATION GROUP, BHUBANESWAR; ASHOK KUMAR DEO, DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE, SPECIAL INTELLIGENCE WING, ODISHA, BHUBANESWAR; PRAFULLA KUMAR SINGH, ACP SECURITY, SPECIAL SECURITY BATTALION, BHUBANESWAR; PRADYUMNA KUMAR DWIVEDI , IN-CHARGE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE, VIGILANCE DIRECTORATE CUTTACK; SNIGDHA BHANJA, IN CHARGE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE, OFFICE OF THE SP, EOW, CID, CB, BHUBANESWAR; BIKRAM KESHARI JENA, INSPECTOR OF POLICE, SADAR POLICE STATION, KHORDHA, OFFICE OF THE SP, KHORDHA, ODISHA; BRAHAMANANDA PANDA, SUB INSPECTOR OF POLICE, SPECIAL INTELLIGENCE WING, ODISHA, BHUBANESWAR, ODISHA; KAILASH CHANDRA PRADHAN, ASSISTANT SUB INSPECTOR OF POLICE, THELKOLOI POLICE STATION, SAMBALPUR, ODISHA; ALEXANDER KUJUR , HAVILDAR, R.O. JHARSUGUDA, ODISHA; BIPRA CHARAN GOUDA, CONSTABLE, VIGILANCE BERHAMPUR DIVISION, BERHAMPUR, ODISHA.
The Correctional Service Medals for Distinguished Service will be conferred to Pradeep Kumar Raj, District Probation Officer, Berhampur and the Correctional Service Medals for Meritorious Service will be conferred to Sunakar Pradhan, Prison Welfare Officer, Special Jail, Bhubaneswar and Kamakhi Prasad Pati, Assistant Jailor, Circle Jail, Berhampur.
It may further be mentioned that 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.