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Odisha Chief Minister decorated policemen, fire personnel and two very brave children with medals

Bhubaneswar:16/8/18; On the august occasion of 72nd Independence Day, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik decorated policemen, fire personnel and two very brave children with medals in an Investiture Ceremony at the Jaydev Bhawan here in the capital city today.

In his media reactions soon after the Investiture Ceremony, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, “I would like to congratulate all of today’s awardees, including the very brave children.”

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The Chief Minister also decorated two very brave children of Odisha with ‘Jeevan Rakshya Padak’ on the day.

The illustrious kids are Mamata Dalei of Kendrapada district and Pankaj Mahanta of Mayurbhanj district.

Brave little girl Mamata had saved her elder sister from the deadly jaws of crocodile on April 7, 2017 while brave little boy Pankaj had saved three women from drowning in Baitarani river on May 22, 2017.

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Pankaj in his reactions said, “When we had been to the Baitarani river to take bath on May 22, a woman slipped into the water and was dragged into the whirlwind. To save her, two other women also jumped into the water. They were also drowning. Noticing this, I immediately jumped into the river and saved one first. Gradually I saved all the three one after another.”

 

The Police Medal for Gallantry has been given away to:

Ananta Kadraka, Constable, Tedyourampa Sabara and Kumar Huika of Rayagada district police.

The Police Medal for Meritorious Service has been given away to:

B. Durgaprasad Rao, ASI, SIW, Bhubaneswar Sk. Anwar, ASI, Commissionerate Headquarters, Bhubaneswar Sudhansu Mohan Dehury, Havildar, OSAP, 3rd Battalion, Koraput Satrughna Baral, Constable, Vigilance Directorate, Cuttack Narendra Pal, Constable, UPD, Bhubaneswar V. Nageswar Rao, Constable, UPD, Cuttack Sanjaya Kumar Ray, Sepoy, OSAP, OSAP, 7th Battalion, Bhubaneswar


Budhi Bahadur Thappa, Dy. Subedar, BPSPA, Akshaya Kumar Sethy, Section Officer, BPSPA, Bhubaneswar

President Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service was given away to:

Bhimasen Lenka, Station Officer Natabar Nayak, Station Officer Kartika Chandra Behera, Leading Fireman

President Fire Service Medal for Meritorious Service has been given away to:

Dillip Kumar Sethi, Havildar Major Sridhar Rout, Leading Fireman Santosh Kumar Mohanty, Driver Havildar Yudhistir Sethi, Fireman

The President of India has also approved the award for some other Fire personnel which will be given away on Republic Day next year.

President Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service for Fanindra Nayak, Leading Fireman

President Fire Service Medal for Meritorious Service:

Debendra Kumar Swain, Deputy Fire Officer Pratap Kumar Singh, Station Officer Gouranga Charan Singh, Station Officer Khirod Kumar Satapathy, Station Officer, Purna Chandra Rout, Driver Havildar

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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