67 Odisha Police Personnel To Receive Gallantry Medals On Independence Day

Bhubaneswar: As many as 80 personnel from the Odisha Police are to receive the Police Medals on the occasion of Independence Day, 2021, out of which 67 are Gallantry Medals.

Reportedly, Odisha Police has got 216 Gallantry Medals so far. Today it was awarded 67 Gallantry Medals, one-third of the previous years. It speaks volumes about the leadership, good work of SIW, SOG, DVF, young SsP, commandos and the entire Odisha Police.

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday announced a list of 1380 police personnel from across the country who will be decorated with various medals on Independence Day.

Out of it, 67 personnel from Odisha have been awarded Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG), two have been awarded President’s Police Medal (PPM) for Distinguished Service and 11 have been awarded Police Medal (PM) for Meritorious Service.

Besides, the President has approved the Award of The Home Guards & Civil Defence Medal For Meritorious Service to seven officials of Odisha.

The 67 Police Personnel who were awarded the Police Medal for Gallantry are:

1. Ramakanta Bhoi, Dy. Sub
2. Prasanna Kumar Majhi, CT
3. Kesab Dharua, CT
4. Pramod Kumar Munda, CT
5. Niranjan Sahu, Addl. SP
6. Jitendra Kuamr Das, Hav.
7. Gurudev Karmi, SI
8. Keshaba Sisa, Hav.
9. Manoj Karm Naik, CT
10. Sachindra Lakra, Hav.
11. Tapa Sagar, Hav.
12. Samir Lama, Commando
13. Aurobinda Sahoo, Commando
14. Susanta Barla, Commando
15. Rajesh Behera, Commando
16. Padman Nayak, Commando
17. Subranshu Bhusan Sahoo, Commando
18. Satrughana Dharua, Hav.
19. Gagarin Dalei, Hav.
20. Bhaktaram Dantun, Commando
21. Prem Chand Sandha, Commando
22. Ramakanta Majhi, Commando
23. Balaram Bhatra, Commando
24. Amaresh Chandra Narendra, SI
25. Sunil Kumar Bhoi, SI
26. Deba Dhangada Majhi, Commando
27. Susanta Mahanandia, Commando
28. Tickchan Kata, Commando
29. Bamali Bijuli Reddy, Commando
30. Narayan Nayak, Commando
31. Srikanta Bara, Commando
32. Bandhu Madhi, Commando
33. Satyaprakash Behera, Commando
34. Subal Digal, CT
35. Santosh Kumar Nayak, SI
36. Bhakta Priya Sahoo, Hav.
37. Soumya Ranjan Singh, Commando
38. Giridhari Mahalik, Commando
39. Saswat Kumar Behera, Dy. Sub
40. Mithuna Pradhan, CT
41. Goutam Tarai, CT
42. Rajesh Rana, CT
43. Laxman Pradhani, CT
44. Promod Barla, CT
45. Khupraj Dahal, CT
46. Gourav Bhoi, CT
47. Arup Sa, CT
48. Bhabani Shankar Sa, CT
49. Koushika Majhi, CT
50. Kishor Naik, CT
51. Pradeep Kumar Parida, Hav.
52. Kumar Thapa, Hav.
53. Shreedhoj Adhikari, Hav.
54. Padmanav Ray, Commando
55. Ajaya Behera, Commando
56. Deba Prasad Mohanty, Dy. Sub
57. G. Kusha Behera, Hav.
58. Kartik Golpeda, Commando
59. Chularam Sabar, Commando
60. Pradipta Kumar Barik, Commando
61. Prabhanjan Pati, SI
62. Tukuna Bisoyi, Hav.
63. Gurudev Parekh, Commando
64. Laya Podh, Commando
65. Bulu Mandangi, Commando
66. Udhab Charan Champia, Commando
67. Sunil Kumar Bhuyan, Commando

The 02 Police Personnel who were awarded the President’s Police Medal (PPM) for Distinguished Service are:

1. Uma Shankar Panda, Deputy Superintendent of Police, SIW, Bhubaneswar
2. Bhabagrahi Tripathy, Constable, Vigilance Directorate, Cuttack

The 11 Police Personnel who were awarded the Police Medal (PM) for Meritorious Service are

1. Narasingha Bhol, IGP, Central Range, Cuttack
2. Jayaram Satapathy, Addl. SP, Jajpur
3. Ashok Kumar Sahu, Deputy Commandant, SOG, SIW, Bhubaneswar
4. Amarendra Panda, ACP, Cuttack
5. Pradeep Kumar Sahu, DSP, Bargarh
6. Tapan Kumar Mohanty, DSP, Sambalpur
7. Satyabana Mahananda, DSP, Vigilance Division, Bhawanipatna Unit
8. Sukanta Kumar Mohanty, Sub Inspector, EOW, Bhubaneswar
9. Shaik Abir, Havildar, UP & TTI, Bhubaneswar
10. Bhagaban Sahu, Constable, Vigilance Directorate, Cuttack
11. Biswakarma Munda, Sepoy, OSAP 4th Battalion, Rourkela

The seven officials who will be awarded The Home Guards & Civil Defence Medal For Meritorious Service are:

1. Samaresh Samal, CD Volunteer
2. Bhikari Charan Sahoo, CD Volunteer
3. Madhusudhan Panda, Home Guard
4. Laxman Kalo, Company Commander (HG)
5. Smt. Anandamani Tuti, Home Guard
6. Nirakar Palei, Home Guard
7. Nirmal Kumar Das, Home Guard Platoon Commander