President of India awarded RPF/RPSF personnel with Jeevan Raksha Padak awards
Hon'ble President of India Draupadi Murmu conferred Jeevan Raksha Padak Awards to RPF/RPSF personnel in New Delhi.
Awardees of Jeevan Raksha Padak awards
Jaipal Singh, Head Constable/ Northern Railway
Surendra Kumar, Constable/Northern Railway
Bhuda Ram Saini, Constable/7th BN/RPSF
Why were the Jeevan Raksha Padak awards given?
On 12 May 2022, in the jurisdiction of Nizamuddin Railway Station BTPN wagon caught fire due to technical reasons.
At that time about 1000 persons were working at the site.
An atmosphere of fear was created after seeing the fire taking a dreadful form.
To save their lives, the workers started running here and there in a fit of desperation.
Head Constable Jaipal Singh, Constable Surendra Kumar and Constable Budha Saini were on duty.
Showing great courage, they took the help of a fire extinguisher and extinguished the fire in a BTPN wagon full of highly inflammable material (Naphtha) with utmost care, without caring for his own life.
Had the fire not been doused immediately, it would have spread to a total of 18 BTPN wagons carrying highly inflammable material (Naphtha), causing a major accident, threatening thousands of lives and causing damage to railway property worth billions of rupees.
Jaipal Singh, Surendra Kumar and Budhram Saini risked their lives to save nearly 1000 lives and railway property worth billions.
Jeevan Raksha Padak awards
Jeevan Raksha Padak series of awards are given to an individual for a meritorious act in saving the life of a person.
The award is given in three categories namely Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak, Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak and Jeevan Raksha Padak.
Anyone is eligible for these awards. This award can also be given posthumously.
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