The UT administration will give commendation certificates to certain individuals on Independence Day for their services in various fields.
Child activist Dr Chaya Sambharya Prasad has been chosen for the State Award for her work in the field of social service. Working in the field of child rights and education for over 10 years,Dr Prasad is currently working as a Child Specialist at Regional Institute of Mentally Challenged (RIMH) and is vice president of Umeed,an NGO working for employment of mentally-disabled people and their families.
The NGO has employed over 60 disabled people in the city of whom some not only earn money for themselves but also support their families.
“It is encouraging to get such recognition and I would like to thank Dr BS Chavan,Director,RIMH for his support. Though my work does not end here,the award is assuring that I am on the right path” said Dr Prasad.
Also,fireman Randhir Singh is being awarded for his meritorious service of 12 years. Posted at the Sector 38 fire station,Randhir has saved many lives in January this year in Sector 37 where a cylinder had reportedly leaked. Randhir said the people in the area were quite agitated and as he was trying to evacuate people the cylinder had exploded. Randhir himself received superficial burns on his face and chest.
Inspector Gurmukh Singh,SHO of Sector 11 police station will also be awarded for his meritorious service in the police department. Singh had joined the department in 1989 as an ASI. In 1991,he was promoted to the rank of a SI and in 2009 he became an Inspector. He has been a part of the UN Mission in Bosnia. Singh was awarded in 2011 for solving the Tanishq robbery as part of the cyber cell. Singh said the department had recognised his hard work.
M R Jindal,Manager,Sales for Air India,is also among the awardees for his contributions to public service. He has,for the past several years,been making attempts to ensure the public carrier does not suffer due to private players. Jindal said he had been working hard to prevent manipulation.
Among the others who are being recognised are Inspector Devender Kumar,Genden Lal Sharma,Senior Assistant,Home Department,Sushil Datt,Superintendent,Social Welfare Department and Hukam Singh,Planning Officer,Planning and Evaluation Branch.