Odisha Guv decorates 44 cops with medals on Republic Day

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Governor S.C. Jamir today decorated 44 police personnel with medals in the Investiture Ceremony at Jaydev Bhawan here on the occasion of 69th Republic Day.

Rabindra Kumar Mohapatra, Additional SP, Special Branch, Bhubaneswar received President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service.

As many as 17 police personnel were awarded with Police Medal for Gallantry. They are:

1. Bhabani Pradhan, Havildar, Rourkela
2. Kiran Kumar, Subedar, S.O.G, Bhubaneswar
3. Manoranjan Nayak, Constable, S.O.G, Bhubaneswar
4. Uday Sankar Patra, Constable, S.O.G, Bhubaneswar
5. Dhaneswar Muduli, Constable, Koraput
6. Tunu Sahoo, Sergeant, S.O.G, Bhubaneswar
7. Premananda Pradhan, Constable, S.O.G, Bhubaneswar
8. Mahadev Gahir, Constable, S.O.G, Bhubaneswar
9. Hemanta Pradhan, Constable, S.O.G, Bhubaneswar
10. Bikash Patra, Sub-Inspector, Now Accounts Officer, Kalahandi
11. Raj Kishore Pradhan, Constable, S.O.G, Bhubaneswar
12. Hrushikesh Jal, Constable, Bolangir
13. Ram Chandra Hembram, Sepoy, OSAP 8th Bn., Chatrapur
14. Samanta Majhi, Constable, OSAP 1st (S.S) Bn., Sambalpur
15. Smt. Pusan Mandarin Soren, W/o- Late Constable Suresh Chandra Hembram
16. Santanu Kumar Pradhan, Sergeant, Kalahandi
17. Amit Kumar Biswal, Havildar, OSAP 1st (SS)Bn., Sambalpur

Similarly, eight cops received Police Medal for Meritorious Service. They are:

1. Shri Kartikeswar Samal, Addl. S.P., S.I.W, Bhubaneswar
2. Shri Kishore Kumar Dongayat, A.I.G of Police (Personnel) Odisha, Cuttack
3. Shri Naresh Kumar Patel, Asst. Commandant, Security Wing, BBSR
4. Shri Bijay Kishore Dash, Sub-Inspector, Rourkela
5. Mohammad Sabir, Havildar, UPD, Bhubaneswar
6. Shri Goutam Charan Swain, Havildar, Security Wing, Bhubaneswar
7. Shri Sagar Charan Guia, Constable, Mayurbhanj
8. Smt. Sanjukta Patnaik, Constable, Vigilance, Bhubaneswar Division

Likewise, three policemen were conferred with Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Police Training. They are:

1. Ms. Seemarekha Panda, Inspector, BPSPA, Bhubaneswar
2. Shri Bimal Kumar Tamang, Havildar, BPSPA, Bhubaneswar
3. Shri Arun Kumar Panda, Havildar, BPSPA, Bhubaneswar

Besides, 15 police personnel received the Governor’s Medal-2017. They are:

1. Shri Yatindra Koyal, IPS
D.I.G. of Police, NCR, Talcher.
2. Shri Satyabrata Bhoi, IPS
DCP, UPD, Bhubaneswar.
3. Shri Sanjeev Arora, IPS
Superintendent of Police, Sambalpur
4. Shri Ajay Kumar Padhi, OAPS
Dy. Commdt. SOG, Bhubaneswar
5. Shri Aswini Kumar Mohanty, OPS-I
A.I.G. of Police, Vigilance, Cuttack.
6. Shri Suresh Kumar Bal
Inspector of Police,SIW, Bhubaneswar.
7. Shri Himansu Bhusan Swain,
Inspector of Police,UPD, Bhubaneswar.
8. Shri K Benugopal Acharya,
Inspector of Police, Vigilance, Bhubaneswar.
9. Shri Ashok Kumar Brahma,
Dy. Subedar, SOG, Bhubaneswar.
10. Shri Gokulananda Nalia
SI of Police, Vigilance Directorate, Cuttack.
11. Shri Chittaranjan Nayak
ASI of Police, Commissionerate Hdqrs., Bhubaneswar.
12. Shri Manoranjan Samal,
ASI of Police,Vigilance Directorate, Cuttack.
13. Shri Satyabadi Mallick
Constable,UPTTI, Bhubaneswar.
14. Smt. Kalyani Badhei,
WC/428, Bargarh.
15. Shri Fakir Mohan Sahu
Asst. Driver/115, OSAP 8th Bn., Chhatrapur.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, A.P.Padhi, Chief Secretary, Asit Kumar Tripathy, Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Dr. R.P.Sharma, DGP, and B.K.Sharma, DGP, Fire Services were present in the programme.

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