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President Awards ‘Jeevan Raksha Padak’ To RPSF Constable

The Hon’ble President of India, in a momentous ceremony on Republic Day 2024, bestowed the prestigious ‘Jeevan Raksha Padak’ upon Sh. Shashikant Kumar, a constable of the Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF). This esteemed recognition stands as a testament to Kumar’s exceptional valor and selflessness in the face of danger.

A Moment of Crisis at Prayagraj Chheoki Railway Station

On June 8, 2023, amidst the bustling activity at Prayagraj Chheoki Railway Station, an incident unfolded that showcased Kumar’s unwavering bravery. A female passenger found herself in a perilous situation as she attempted to disembark from a moving train. In a harrowing turn of events, she slipped and fell into the treacherous gap between the train and the platform, teetering dangerously close to the swiftly moving train’s wheels.

Swift Action and Selfless Sacrifice

Without a moment’s hesitation, Sh. Shashikant Kumar leaped into action, disregarding his own safety to rescue the distressed passenger. His swift and decisive intervention averted what could have been a catastrophic accident, illustrating his unwavering dedication to safeguarding the lives of railway passengers.

Exemplifying Dedication to Duty

Kumar’s courageous act embodies the highest ideals of service and commitment upheld by the Railway Protection Special Force. His selfless actions underscore the noble mission of the RPSF to ensure the safety and security of railway passengers across the nation.

The ‘Jeevan Raksha Padak’: A Tribute to Bravery

The Jeevan Raksha Padak awards, stemming from the Ashoka Chakra series of Gallantry awards, were established in 1961. The award, as implied by its name, is bestowed upon individuals for rescuing someone’s life. It recognizes exemplary acts of humanity in saving lives in situations such as drowning, accidents, fires, electrocution, natural disasters, mine rescues, and similar emergencies.

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