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Two from Odisha selected for ‘President’s Police Medal

Bhubaneswar: 14/8/22:Twin City Police Commissioner Saumendra Kumar Priyadarshi and In-charge SP (Security Wing) Saroj Mohapatra have been selected for the prestigious ‘President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service.

The top police officials have been selected for the award with 87 other officials from across the country. They will be accorded with the medal at a special ceremony.

As soon as the announcement was made, Odisha Police congratulated the top officials through its official Twitter handle.

“Congratulations to Shri Saumyendra Kumar Priyadarsi, Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack on being conferred with President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service. This is recognition by Govt. of India for his dedication, sincerity and leadership. @CMO_Odisha,” said Odisha Police in a Tweet.

Notably, a total of 1,082 Police personnel will be accorded with Police Medals on the occasion of Independence Day 2022.

Of the total 1,082 Police personnel, 347 will be awarded with Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG), 87 with the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service (PPM) while Police Medal for Meritorious Service (PM) will be bestowed upon 648 personnel.

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) bagged the maximum gallantry medals of 109 followed by J&K Police with 108, Border Security Force (BSF) with 19, and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) with six each.

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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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