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54 Persons To Be Conferred Civilian Lifesaving Award

New Delhi: A complete of 54 individuals will probably be conferred the Jeevan Raksha Padak awards, a civilian lifesaving award, on the event of Republic Day.

Out of 54 individuals, seven have been awarded the Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak, eight Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak and 39 Jeevan Raksha Padak. 5 awards are posthumous.

These awards are given for a meritorious act of humane nature in saving the lifetime of an individual in circumstances like drowning, accidents, fireplace incidents, electrocution, pure calamities, rescue operation in mines and so forth. The awards have been instituted in 1961.

The seven individuals who’ve been awarded the Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak are Firoos. E.P. (Posthumous) from Kerala, Mahesh Pandurang Sable from Maharashtra, Spainlinos.L.Gadew (Posthumous) from Meghalaya, Lalrempuia (Posthumous) from Mizoram, Manjeet Singh (Posthumous) from Haryana, Packiya Raj M from Jammu and Kashmir and Jagbir Singh (Posthumous) from Haryana.

Folks of all walks of life are eligible for these awards, which can be conferred posthumously. The award is introduced within the type of a medallion and a certificates.

(IANS)

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