Vikash Sharma

Santosh Bala, special secretary to Home Department (Odisha) and constable Sanjukta Pattnaik have been chosen for the prestigious President’s Medal for Distinguished Service (PSM) on the occasion of the Republic Day- 2024.

A total of 1132 personnel of Police, Fire Service, Home Guard & Civil Defence and Correctional Service have been awarded Gallantry/Service Medals, informed the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

The President’s Medal for Distinguished Service (PSM) is awarded for special distinguished record in Service and Medal for Meritorious Service (MSM) is awarded for valuable service characterized by resource and devotion to duty.

Jyoti Ranjan Mahapatra, civil defence volunteer from Odisha has also been selected for the President’s Medal for Distinguished Service.

Inspector General of Police, Satyabrata Bhoi has been decorated for Meritorious Services (MSM).

Medal For Meritorious Service (MSM)

Satyabrata Bhoi, IGP

Sarada Prasanna Pradhan, Deputy SP, Odisha

Pradip Kumar Samal, DSP, Odisha

Prasanta Kumar Sahoo, DSP, Odisha

Rashmi Ranjan Mohapatra, Inspector, Odisha

Rajat Kerketta, Deputy Commandant, Odisha

Dilip Kumar Naik, Driver Havildar, Odisha

Bijay Kumar Pradhan, Assistant Sub Inspector, Odisha

Banamali Ray, Sepoy, Odisha

Nam Bahadur Chhetry, Sepoy, Odisha

Arati Sahu, Constable Odisha

List of Awardees For Award of Medal For Gallantry

Arun Kumar Bhue Sub-Inspector

Motiram Sahoo, Havildar

Prakash Majhi , Commando

Jadumani Bhue, Commando

Umesh Seth, Commando

Bubun Kumbhar, Commando

Sanjaya Kumar Guru, Commando

Biswajit Das, Commando

Laxman Nayak, Commando

Satya Odi, Commando

Kana Beti, Constable

Ramakanta Sahu, Sub Inspector

Satyabadi Bhui, CT

Suraj Kumar Sahu, CT

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