February 18, 2024
1000+ Police Honored with Gallantry-Medals on 75th Republic Day; Jk Leads
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1000+ Police Honored with Gallantry-Medals on 75th Republic Day; Jk Leads

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1000+ Police Honored with Gallantry-Medals on 75th Republic Day; Jk Leads

On the eve of the 75th Republic Day, a government statement released on Thursday announced the commendation of over 1,000 police personnel, who were honored with various gallantry and service medals. Among these accolades were 277 gallantry medals.

Following a recent restructuring of the medal categories, a total of 1,132 individuals from the police, fire service, home guard, civil defense, and correctional service sectors were recognized for their gallantry and service achievements during the Republic Day celebrations in 2024, according to a statement from the Union home ministry.

The revamped categories of medals include the President’s Medal for Gallantry (PMG), Medal for Gallantry (GM), President’s Medals for Distinguished Service (PSM), and Medal for Meritorious Service (MSM).

Out of the 277 gallantry awards, 119 were presented to personnel deployed in Left Wing Extremism-affected areas, and 133 were conferred upon individuals from the Jammu & Kashmir region.

Two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, Head Constables Sanwala Ram Vishnoi and Shishu Pal Singh, were posthumously honored with the top category PMG for their exceptional contribution to peacekeeping as part of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). The duo, members of the 15th Congo Contingent of BSF at the Moroccan Rapid Deployment Battalion (MORRDB) camp in Butembo, lost their lives in the line of duty in Congo in July 2022.

The PMG and GM medals are awarded for “rare conspicuous acts of gallantry” and “conspicuous acts of gallantry,” respectively. These acts involve saving lives and property, preventing crime, or arresting criminals, with the associated risks assessed in consideration of the officer’s obligations and duties, as stated in the release.

Jammu and Kashmir police personnel received the highest number of gallantry medals at 72, followed by 65 for Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troops, 18 for Maharashtra, 26 for Chhattisgarh, 23 for Jharkhand, 15 for Odisha, eight for Delhi Police personnel, and 21 for Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel.

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