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Twenty nine police personnel from Odisha will be awarded police medals

Bhubaneswar:26/1/20: As many as 29 police personnel from Odisha will be awarded police medals in three categories on the occasion of Republic Day.

The following officers and men have been selected to receive President’s Police Medal on the occasion of Republic Day – 2020. These officers will be decorated with medals on 15.08.2020 at Bhubaneswar.


  • Gagan Bihari Nayak, Sub-Inspector.
  • Krushnalok Behera, Havildar.
  • Murali Mohan Dash, Constable.
  • Maheswar Dhakad, Constable.
  • Manohar Bhumia, Constable.
  • Siba Prasad Nayak, Constable.
  • Bhabani Shankar Patli, Constable.
  • Arjuna Chandra Kurami, Constable.
  • Binaya Kumar Mishra, Constable.
  • Rajesh Kumar Dewan, Constable.
  • Rajendra Choudhury, Sub-Inspector.
  • Sukhi Ram Rana, Havildar.
  • Ganesh Dharua, Commando.
  • Rabindra Kumar Parmanik, Commando.
  • Padmanav Ray, Commando.
  • Madan Mohan Padhan, Commando.
  • Raosaheb Punjabrao Koche, Addl. D.G. of Police.
  • Manoranjan Samal, Assistant Sub Inspector of Police.


  • Biswanath Mishra, Addl. Supdt. of Police, IUCAW, Jagatsinghpur
  • Balakrushna Nanda, Commandant, BTI, Burla
  • Bikash Ranjan Behura, I/C DSP, CID CB, Cuttack
  • Susanta Kumar Biswal, I/C DSP, Vigilance, Malkangiri
  • Ashis Kumar Mishra, Inspector, EOW, CID CB, BBSR
  • Dibakar Samantsinghar, Sub-Inspector, Vigilance BBSR Division.
  • Santanu Kumar Dash, ASI of Police, BBSR.
  • Pranab Kumar Nayak, ASI of Police, Vigilance Directorate, Cuttack.
  • Chitta Ranjan Ratha, Haviladar, Rayagada District.
  • Narendra Kumar Rout, Constable, Balasore District.
  • Sk. Dawood, Constable, Vigilance Directorate, Cuttack

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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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