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Gallantry Medal/Service Medal to 79 Policemen of Uttar Pradesh

  • 28 Jan 2022
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Why in News

  • On the occasion of Republic Day on 26 January 2022, a total of 939 policemen of the country were awarded gallantry medals/seva medals, including 79 policemen from Uttar Pradesh.

Key Points

  • Every year on the occasion of Republic Day, the gallantry award is awarded to the brave soldiers who made supreme sacrifice by displaying indomitable courage in the security of the country.
  • The Police Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs deals with matters relating to meritorious/distinguished service and President's Police Medal awards for gallantry etc.
  • The policemen of Uttar Pradesh who received gallantry medal for the year 2022 are-
    • The Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG) was awarded to Prashant Kumar, ADG Law and Order, Uttar Pradesh.
    • President's Police Medal for distinguished service was given to five policemen of Uttar Pradesh - Vijay Prakash, Shripati Mishra, Sushil Pandey, Mishri Lal Shukla and Krishna Chandra Mishra.
    • Similarly, 73 policemen of the state were awarded Police Medals for meritorious service.
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