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President of India Confers RPSF Constable with ‘Jeevan Raksha Padak

Newdelhi:19/2/24:Hon’ble President of India has conferred the prestigious ‘Jeevan Raksha Padak’ to Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) constable Sh. Shashikant Kumar for the year 2023, on the occasion of Republic Day 2024. His remarkable courage, quick thinking, and prompt action in saving the life of a female railway passenger have earned him this esteemed recognition.

On June 8, 2023, at Prayagraj Chheoki Railway Station, Sh. Shashikant Kumar demonstrated exceptional bravery when he witnessed a female passenger in grave danger. The passenger was attempting to deboard from a moving train when she slipped and fell into the gap between the train and the platform and was about to come under the wheels of the running train. Without hesitation, Kumar sprang into action, risking his safety to save the life of the distressed passenger.

Kumar’s swift and decisive intervention prevented a potentially fatal accident, showcasing his dedication to protecting the lives of railway passengers. His selfless act reflects the highest ideals of service and commitment to duty upheld by the Railway Protection Special Force. The ‘Jeevan Raksha Padak’ is a testament to Sh. Shashikant Kumar’s exemplary courage and steadfast commitment to public safety. His bravery serves as an inspiration to his colleagues and stands as a shining example of the noble values embodied by the RPSF.

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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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