I-Day 2022: President’s Medals awarded to Fire Service, Home Guards & Civil Defence personnel; 7 from Odisha

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New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: President’s Medal for Gallantry and President’s Medal for Distinguished Services as well as Gallantry Medal and Meritorious Services Medals are awarded to the personnel of Fire Services, Civil Defence & Home Guards on Republic Day and Independence Day each year.

On the occasion of Independence Day, 2022, 55 personnel have been awarded Fire Service Medals.Out of these, Fire Service Medal for Gallantry is awarded to 11 personnel for their respective acts of valour and gallantry.

President’s Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service is awarded to 6 personnel and Fire Service Medal for Meritorious Service is awarded to 38 personnel for their respective distinguished and meritorious records of services.

Fire Officer from Odisha, Prasanta Kumar Dash has been awarded the President’s Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service while Leading Fireman Bijaya Chandra Patra and Driver Havildar Sarbeswar Mishra have been awarded Fire Service Medal for Meritorious Service.

In addition, 46 personnel are also awarded Home Guard & Civil Defence Medals on the occasion of Independence Day, 2022. Of these, Home Guards and Civil Defence Medal for Gallantry is awarded to 2 personnel for their act of valour and gallantry.

President’s Home Guards and Civil Defence Medal for Distinguished Service and Home Guards and Civil Defence Medal for Meritorious Service are awarded to 7 personnel and 37 personnel respectively.

Company Commander (HG) from Odisha, Rohit Sahoo, has been awarded President’s Home Guards & Civil Defence Medal For Distinguished Service while Civil Defence Volunteer (CD) Gyanendra Mallia, Home Guard S. Parsuram Reddy, and Home Guard Pradeep Kumar Satapathy,have been awarded Home Guards & Civil Defence Medal For Meritorious Service.

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