Padma Shri for three JK natives
JKP, CRPF Lead In Gallantry Awards
New Delhi, Jan 25: Three natives of Jammu and Kashmir figure among the Padma Shri awardees for 2012. They are connected with the fields of social work, science, engineering and art. A total of 109 awards were announced by the Government on the eve of Republic Day that include five Padma Vibhushan, 27 Padma Bhushan and 77 Padma Shri.
Moti Lal Khemu has been awarded Padma Shri in art-playwright category while Sat Paul gets the honour for his contribution in the field of social work. Prof Rameshwar Koul Bamezai gets the Padma Shri award in the science and engineering category.
Dada Sahab award winner and noted music director-writer-singer Bhupen Hazarika figures in the list of Padma Vibhushan category which is the second highest of the Padma awards. Catoonist Mario D Miranda, who recently died, former bureaucrat T V Rajeshwar, K G Subramaniyam (art and sculpture) and Dr Kantilal (medicine) are other Padma Vibhushan awardees.
Cine star Shabana Azami, India’s former High Commissioner to USA Ronen Sen, film director Mira Nair and noted painter Jatin Das are the prominent among the Padma Vibhushan awardees.
Among the sportspersons, women cricketer Jhulan Goswami, Zafar Iqbal (hockey), Devendra Jhajrija, atheletics-paraolympics, archer Limba Ram, shuttler Syed Mohammed Arif and Prabhakar Vaidya (physical education) have been selected for Padma Shri awards.
The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.
JK POLICE, CRPF LEAD IN GALLANTRY
The Jammu and Kashmir Police and paramilitary CRPF led the gallantry medals tally with 22 and fourteen men respectively in the elite list as the government Wednesday announced 817 police awards in various categories on the eve of Republic day here.
While the top-notch President’s police medal for gallantry has gone to seven officials (three Andhra Pradesh police and 4 CRPF), Police medals for gallantry have been awarded to 87 personnel, President’s police medal for distinguished service to 93 personnel and Police medals for meritorious service have been awarded to 630 police officials.
“38 personnel have been awarded correctional service medals. President’s correctional service medal for distinguished service has been awarded to one personnel and correctional service medals for meritorious service have been awarded to 37 personnel,” a Home Ministry statement said.
Amongst the other police forces whose personnel won the medals for gallantry include Uttar Pradesh (18), Madhya Pradesh (7), Chhattisgarh (4) and Jharkhand and Karnataka one each.
The Border Security Force (BSF) and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) won one Police medal each for gallantry while the Indo-Myanmar border guarding force Assam Rifles won four medals for gallant action.
LIST OF JK POLICE AWARDEES
The police officials from Jammu and Kashmir who have been awarded president’s medal for gallantry include Muhammad Arshad, Superintendent Of Police (2nd Bar To Pmg), Shakeel Ahmad Beigh, Senior Superintendent of Police, Mohammad Yousif, Dy. Superintendent of police, Ifroz Ahmed Mir, Dy Superintendent of police, Zubair Ahmad Khan, Addl. Superintendent of police, Mushim Ahmed, Dy. Superintendent of police, Mohd Shafi, constable, Gurdeep Singh, Sub Inspector, Abdul Jabbar, Sg.Constable, Rajesh Kumar, Inspector (1st Bar To PMG), Omesh Thakur, Sub Inspector, Bikram Kumar Sg. Constable, Mohammad Murtaza, Assistant Sub Inspector, Javid Ahmad, Sg Constable, Aijaz Ahmad Bhat, addl. Superintendent of police, Imitiaz Ahmed, Sub Inspector (1st Bar To PMG), Ghulam Hassan, Constable, Gh. Hassan malik, SG. Constable, Yousuf-Ul-Umer, Constable, Shamim Ahmed, Sub Inspector, Abdul Jabbar, Head Constable and Ahsan-Ul-Haq, Constable.
WITH INPUTS FROM PTI
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