President Confers 37 Gallantry Awards, Recognizing Courage and Devotion to Duty

President Confers 37 Gallantry Awards, Recognizing Courage and Devotion to Duty
President Confers 37 Gallantry Awards, Recognizing Courage and Devotion to Duty

President Smt Droupadi Murmu Honors Bravery: 37 Gallantry Awards Presented during Defence Investiture Ceremony (Phase-1)

The President has conferred 37 gallantry awards to commend individuals who have displayed exceptional bravery and unwavering dedication. This article explores their extraordinary acts of courage and devotion to duty. #GallantryAwards #Bravery #Inspiration

Honouring Courage and Sacrifice

President Smt Droupadi Murmu, as the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, exhibited her reverence for bravery and sacrifice by conferring a total of 37 Gallantry awards during the esteemed Defence Investiture Ceremony (Phase-1) in New Delhi on May 9, 2023. These prestigious awards, including eight Kirti Chakras (with five posthumous recipients) and 29 Shaurya Chakras (with five posthumous recipients), were bestowed upon exceptional individuals from the Armed Forces, Central Armed Police Forces, and State/Union Territory Police. The recipients were recognized for their exceptional display of gallantry, unwavering courage, and unwavering dedication to their duties. In this article, we present you with the well-deserved awardees in the order of their presentation, paying homage to their extraordinary feats.

Embracing Heroism: The Awardees

SHAURYA CHAKRA (Non Posthumous)

S NONAME AND OTHER DETAILSSERVICE
1.SHRI AMIT KUMAR, ASSISTANT COMMANDANT, CRPFMHA
2.SHRI SATENDRA SINGH, ASSISTANT COMMANDANT, 21 BN, CRPFMHA
3.2693096F HAVILDAR GHANSHYAM (NOW NAIB SUBEDAR), THE GRENADIERS, 55TH BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLESARMY
4.(i) SHRI VIKKI KUMAR PANDEY, DEPUTY COMMANDANT, 209 CoBRA, CRPF(ii) SHRI VIJAY ORAON, CONSTABLE/GD, 209 CoBRA, CRPFMHA(Act performed together)
5.LIEUTENANT COMMANDER MRITUNJAY KUMAR (07456-W)NAVY
6.IC-78962W MAJOR AMIT DAHIYA, SENA MEDAL, 1ST BATTALION, THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES)ARMY
7.(i) SHRI SOMAY VINAYAK MUNDE, IPS, ADDL. SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE (NOW SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE), MAHARASHTRA POLICE(ii) SHRI RAVINDRA KASHINATH NAITAM, HEAD CONSTABLE, MAHARASHTRA POLICE(iii) SHRI TIKARAM SAMPATRAO KATENGE, POLICE NAIK, MAHARASHTRA POLICEMHA(Act performed together)
8.IC-72252H MAJOR NITIN DHAANIA, 2ND BATTALION, THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES)ARMY
9.14941570X LANCE NAIK RAGH VENDRA SINGH, THE MECHANISED INFANTRY, 9TH BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLESARMY
10.IC-80532L MAJOR SANDEEP KUMAR, THE GRENADIERS, 55TH BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLESARMY
11.SS-47677W MAJOR ABHISHEK SINGH, THE MECHANISED INFANTRY, 50TH BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLESARMY
12.(i) SQUADRON LEADER SANDEEP KUMAR JHAJHRIA, (33270) ACCOUNTS/GARUD(ii) CORPORAL (NOW SERGEANT) ANAND SINGH, (954576) INDIAN AIR FORCE (GARUD)AIR FORCE(Act performed together)
13.IC-77164W MAJOR ADITYA BHADAURIA, THE KUMAON REGIMENT, 50TH BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLESARMY
14.(i) GROUP CAPTAIN YOGESHWAR KRISHNARAO KANDALKAR, (27207) FLYING (PILOT)(ii) FLIGHT LIEUTENANT TEJPAL, (36539) METEOROLOGY/GARUD(iii) LEADING AIRCRAFTMAN SUNIL KUMAR,  (990231) INDIAN AIR FORCE (SECURITY)AIR FORCE(Act performed together)
15.SS-48529X CAPTAIN (NOW MAJOR) YUDHVIR SINGH, THE MECHANISED INFANTRY, 9TH BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLESARMY
16.SS-48830N CAPTAIN RAKESH T R, 9TH BATTALION, THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES)ARMY
17.13779485Y LANCE NAIK VIKAS CHOUDHARY, THE JAMMU AND KASHMIR RIFLES, 3RD BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLESARMY
18.SS-48517H CAPTAIN (NOW MAJOR) ARUN KUMAR, THE KUMAON REGIMENT, 13TH BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLESARMY
SHAURYA CHAKRA (Non Posthumous) – 37 Gallantry Awards

KIRTI CHAKRA (Non Posthumous)

S NONAME AND OTHER DETAILSSERVICE
1.15486168N NAIK DEVENDRA PRATAP SINGH, THE ARMOURED CORPS, 55TH BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLESARMY
2.SS-46926X MAJOR SHUBHANG, THE DOGRA REGIMENT, 62ND BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLESARMY
3.3011334X NAIK JITENDRA SINGH, THE RAJPUT REGIMENT, 44TH BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLESARMY
KIRTI CHAKRA (Non Posthumous) – 37 Gallantry Awards

SHAURYA CHAKRA (Posthumous)

S NONAME AND OTHER DETAILSSERVICE
1.**9115892W RIFLEMAN AURANGZAB, JAMMU AND KASHMIR LIGHT INFANTRY, 44TH BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)ARMY
2.3017767L SEPOY KARN VEER SINGH, THE RAJPUT REGIMENT, 44TH BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)ARMY
3.15240522P GUNNER JASBIR SINGH, THE REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY, 19TH BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)ARMY
4.665/SPO CONSTABLE MUDASIR AHMAD SHEIKH, JAMMU AND KASHMIR POLICE (BARAMULLA) (POSTHUMOUS)ARMY
5.13773112P NAIK JASBIR SINGH, 6TH BATTALION, THE JAMMU AND KASHMIR RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)ARMY
SHAURYA CHAKRA (Posthumous) – 37 Gallantry Awards

**Award of Shaurya Chakra (Posthumous) announced on Independence Day 2018

KIRTI CHAKRA (Posthumous)

S NONAME AND OTHER DETAILSSERVICE
1.SHRI SUDIP SARKAR, CONSTABLE/GD, BSF (POSTHUMOUS)MHA
2.(i) SHRI DEEPAK BHARDWAJ, SUB INSPECTOR, STATE GOVERNMENT OF CHHATTISGARH (POSTHUMOUS)(ii) SHRI SODHI NARAYAN, HEAD CONSTABLE, STATE GOVERNMENT OF CHHATTISGARH (POSTHUMOUS)(iii) SHRI SHRAWAN KASHYAP, HEAD CONSTABLE, STATE GOVERNMENT OF CHHATTISGARH (POSTHUMOUS)MHA(Act performed together)
3.SHRI ROHIT KUMAR, SG. CONSTABLE, J&K POLICE (POSTHUMOUS)MHA
KIRTI CHAKRA (Posthumous) – 37 Gallantry Awards

The Essence of 37 Gallantry Awards

These awards hold immense significance in recognizing the outstanding courage and unwavering dedication displayed by our armed forces and police personnel. The Kirti Chakra, the second highest peacetime gallantry award, and the Shaurya Chakra, the third highest peacetime gallantry award, symbolize the spirit of heroism that permeates through the ranks of our brave warriors

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