One from Manipur among 40 persons to be conferred Jeevan Raksha Padak Awards 2020

Jeevan Raksha Padak awards are given to a person for meritorious act of human nature in saving the life of a person.


President Ram Nath Kovind (PHOTO: Facebook)

President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the conferment of 'Jeevan Raksha Padak Series of Awards 2020' on 40 persons, including one from Manipur, on the eve of Republic Day.

The Jeevan Raksha Padak awards included 'Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak' to one, 'Uttam 'Jeevan Raksha Padak' to eight and 'Jeevan Raksha Padak' to 31 persons. One award is posthumous, the Union Home Ministry said in a statement.

The Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak has been conferred posthumously to Muhammed Muhsin of Kerala.

The Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak has been conferred to Ramshibhai Ratnabhai Samad (Rabari), Gujarat; Parmeshwar Balaji Nagargoje, Maharashtra; Amandeep Kaur, Punjab; Koripelly Srujan Reddy, Telangana; Tinku Nishhad, Uttar Pradesh; Himani Biswal, Madhya Pradesh; Kalagarla Sahithi, Andhra Pradesh; Bhuwaneshwar Prajapati, Uttar Pradesh

Among the 31 persons the Jeevan Raksha Padak conferred, nine are in Gujarat, including Bhaveshkumar Satuji Vihol, Ishwarlal Manubhai Sangada, Manmohansinh Rathod, Prakashkumar Bavchandbhai Vekariya, Rahver Virbhadrasinh Tejsinh, Ravindra Kumar, Rakeshbhai Babubhai Jadav, Vijay Ajit Chhaira, and Vani Hiren Kumar; four in Kerala including Arun Thomas; Rojin Robert, Shiju. P Gopi, SV Jose and  Bala Naik Banavath; four in Madhya Pradesh - Gourishankar Vyas, Jagdish Singh Siddhu, Pushpendra Singh Rawat and Rajesh Kumar Rajpoot; two in Maharashtra- Anil Dashrath Khule and Balasaheb Dnyandeo Nagargoje; three in Uttar Pradesh - Sunil Kumar, Nihal Singh and Rinku Chauhan, three in Jammu and Kashmir - Ashok Singh Rajput, Paramjit Singh and Ranjit Chandra Ishore; one in  Punjab - Mohinder Singh, one in Andaman and Nicobar - Fedrick;  one in Rajasthan - Mukesh Choudhery; one in Karnataka - S M Rafi; and one in Manipur - Abujam Roben Singh.

Jeevan Raksha Padak awards are given to a person for meritorious act of human nature in saving the life of a person. It is given in three categories - 'Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak', 'Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak' and 'Jeevan Raksha Padak'.

First Published:Jan. 25, 2021, 4:57 p.m.

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