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I-Day Celebrations: Odisha CM Decorates Police Officers / Men With Medals


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15 August 2019

Debashish Maharana


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Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of 73rd Independence Day and State-Level celebration, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today decorated State Police officers and men with medals in the investiture ceremony at Jaydev Bhawan here today.

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 10 for the Police Medal for Meritorious Service.

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; 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.

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Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha

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BK Sharma, DGP, Odisha

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Asim Panda, SDPO, Panposh, Rourkela