Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: As many as 29 police personnel from Odisha will be awarded Police Medals on the occasion of Republic Day tomorrow. Surprisingly, no police personnel from the State has been selected for the President’s police medal for gallantry this year. The officers will be decorated with medals at a special function to be held in Bhubaneswar on August 15, 2020.

A total of 1,040 police personnel from across the country will receive the awards for gallantry, distinguished service and meritorious service, as per the list of awardees released by Ministry of Home Affairs today.

Two officers- Additional Director General of Police, RP Koche and Manoranjan Samal, Sub-inspector at Vigilance directorate Cuttack will receive the President's Police Medal (PPM) for Distinguished Service.

16 police personnel from Odisha will receive Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG). The list of awardees is as follows:

Apart from this, 11 police personnel will get Police Medal (PM) for Meritorious Service on the occasion of Republic Day 2020. The list includes-