President’s Medal for nine officers from Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Nine personnel from Odisha will receive the President’s Medals for Fire Service, Home Guards and Civil Defence on the occasion of Republic Day this year.

A total of 86 personnel will be conferred with Fire Service Medals, 58 personnel will be awarded with Home Guard & Civil Defence Medals. The list of the awardees was announced by the Home Ministry on Thursday.

The President’s Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service will be given to Kumarbar Samal (Fireman), Bijaya Kumar Muduli (Fitter Station Officer), Jyoti Prakash Rath (Station Officer), Arjun Behera (Leading Fireman) and Soumendra Nath Kanungo (Fireman).

Amulya Kumar Samartha (Civil Defence Volunteer) will receive the President’s Home Guards and Civil Defence Medal for Distinguished Service.

Similarly, the Home Guards and Civil Defence Medal for Meritorious Service will be conferred on Bimal Prasad Pani (Civil Defence Volunteer), Prakash Kumar Jena (Civil Defence Volunteer) and Abhina Mohan Samantray (Home Guard).

Of the 86 personnel selected for the Fire Service medals, the President’s Fire Service Medal for Gallantry has been awarded to 15 personnel, the Fire Service Medal for Gallantry to 14 personnel, the President’s Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service to seven officers and the Fire Service Medal for Meritorious Service to 50 officers.

Out of 58 personnel who will be given the Home Guard & Civil Defence Medals, the President’s Home Guard & Civil Defence Medal for Distinguished Service will be given away to eight personnel and the Home Guard & Civil Defence Medal for Meritorious Service to 50 personnel.