24 January 2019
Bhubaneswar: As many as nine Odias have figured among the 86 personnel of Fire Service, Home Guards and Civil Defence who will be awarded with the President's medal on January 26.
The awardees from Odisha are:
President’s Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service: Kumarbar Samal, Fireman; Bijaya Kumar Muduli, Fitter Station Officer, Jyoti Prakash Rath, Station Officer, Arjun Behera, Leading Fireman and Soumendra Nath Kanungo, Fireman.
Civil Defence Volunteers, Amulya Kumar Samartha, Bimal Prasad Pani, Prakash Kumar Jena and Home Guard, Abhina Mohan Samantray will also be awarded by President Ramnath Kovind on the Republic Day.