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Republic Day 2024: President's 'Meritorious Service Medal' to six Mumbai Fire Brigade personnel

Updated on: 26 January,2024 01:15 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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Six Mumbai Fire Brigade personnel have been selected for the President's Meritorious Service Medal on the eve of Republic Day 2024

Republic Day 2024: President's 'Meritorious Service Medal' to six Mumbai Fire Brigade personnel

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Six Mumbai Fire Brigade personnel have been selected for the President's Meritorious Service Medal on the eve of Republic Day 2024, a release from the civic body said on Thursday, as per the PTI.


Those officials who were chosen for the prestigious President's Meritorious Service Medal are deputy chief fire officer Anil Vasant Parab, deputy chief fire officer (circle 3) Harishchandra Raghu Shetty, divisional officer Devendra Shivaji Patil, second officer Rajaram Nivritti Kudale, chief fire-fighter Kishore Jairam Mhatre and chief fire-fighter Muralidhar Anaji Andhale.


In a release, the Mumbai Fire Brigade said that it annually responds to thousands of fire calls in the financial capital of the country apart from incidents related to building collapses, drowning, gas leaks, oil spills, road and rail accidents, bird and animal rescues as well as tree falls.


Its motto is 'Shauryam, Atmasamyamam, Tyagah' (Valour, Abnegation, Sacrifice), the release said.

Meanwhile, IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma, whose life inspired the Hindi movie "12th Fail", is among 37 Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel who have been awarded various police and fire service medals on the eve of the 75th Republic Day, reported the PTI.

IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma was previously posted in Mumbai. During his tenure in Mumbai Police, Sharma was also posted as the Additional Commissioner of Police, West Region, Mumbai.

A Union Home Ministry statement named Sharma, a 2005-batch Indian Police Service officer of the Maharashtra cadre, his batchmate from the Bihar cadre Jitender Rana and a few others as the recipients of the Medal for Meritorious Service (MSM).

Directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, '12th Fail' was based on Anurag Pathak's bestselling novel about the journey of Sharma and his wife Shraddha Joshi, an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer.

Both Sharma and Rana are on deputation to the CISF and posted with the force's Aviation Security Wing (ASG). The two officers head the CISF units at the Mumbai and Delhi airports respectively as the chief airport security officer (CASO).

The strength of the CISF is about 1.80 lakh. The force guards 68 civil airports in the country, besides installations in the nuclear and aerospace domains. It has recently been inducted for Parliament security in Delhi.

(with PTI inputs)

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