President confers Gallantry, Service Medals on Independence Day

President confers Gallantry, Service Medals on Independence Day

New Delhi, The President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday conferred 946 police personnel with Police Medals on this year's Independence Day, The President's Police Medals for Gallantry have been awarded to three police personnel while 177 have been awarded Police Medals for Gallantry. The President also awarded 89 personnel with Police Medals for Distinguished Service whereas 677 have been awarded with Police Medal for Meritorious Service. "Out of total 180 gallantry awards, 114 personnel are being awarded for their gallant actions in Jammu and Kashmir while 62 personnel for their gallant action in left wing extremism affected areas and four personnel for their gallant action in north-east region" Union Home Ministry said in a release. Among the Gallantry Awards, Central Reserve Police Force bags the highest with 72 awards while Jammu and Kashmir Police gets 61 medals. Among the State Police, Odisha gets 23 while Chhatisgarh secures nine gallantry medal, and the remaining from the other States and Union Territories and Central Armed Police Forces.


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