Imphal, Aug 14:
The Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) has announced 1380 police personnel for medals on the occasion of 75th Independence Day, which will be observed on Sunday. From Manipur, Christopher Doungel, ADGP (Modernisation) & Managing Director (MPHC LTD), PHQ, Imphal, is among the police personnel who will received the prestigious President’s Police Medal For Distinguished Service award. Sub Inspector, Gunachandra Chanam , and Head Constable Hijam Eshworchandra Singh are among the recipients of the President’s Police Medal for Gallantry(PPMG).
Total 628 personnel have received the Gallantry Awards, a break-up of medals showed. “Among the majority of these awardees, 1 PPMG each is being awarded to the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). 398 personnel have been decorated for their gallant action in the Jammu and Kashmir region, 155 for their gallant action in the Left-Wing Extremism affected areas, and 27 for their gallant action in the northeast,” the MHA statement read.
“Among the awardees, 256 are from the J&K Police, 151 from the CRPF, 20 from the ITBP, and 67, 25 and 20 from the Odisha, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh Police respectively. The remainder are from other states/UTs and Central Armed Police Forces,” it added.
Significantly, the 20 personnel from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), which guards India’s border with China, have been awarded for their bravery in thwarting Chinese aggression in eastern Ladakh, along with the Army. Three others have received the PMG for anti-Naxal operations in Chhattisgarh, taking the total number of awardees from the force to 23, a report said.