P Baskaradass, inspector of police, has been selected for the President’s medal for meritorious service for the year, Chief Secretary Chetan B Sanghi announced at the Independence Day celebrations function here on Thursday. The medal would be given during the Republic Day function next year.
Chief Minister N Rangasamy presented the CM’s police medals for the best service to sub-inspector S Poongavanam and head constable Abdul Razack during the function. Police constables V Baskaran and Arul Kumar were presented with CM’s medal for very good service. Rangasamy also presented the Rajiv Gandhi police medal to inpsector L V Senthil Kumar, head constables Narayanan and Jayaseelan, and constables Koda Balaji, Maheswara Rao, Elango Rasu, and Velmurugan.
Karaikal town police station was adjudged the best police station and a cash award of Rs 5,000 and a trophy were presented to S Venkatachalapathy, sub-inspector of the station.
The NCC Puducherry unit cadets who were awarded included K Kasi Viswanath, A Edwin Siddarth, K Anbazhagan, V Deepika, M Arun Kumar and M Sobana.
MRF limited, Eripakkam, received the Green Award for 2010-2012 for their contribution towards improvement of environment and adopting innovative technologies in pollution control. C S Ramanadan of Saibaba Nagar, Ariyankuppam was presented with Environement Award 2010-2012.
Dr A Arul Visagan (senior medical officer), Dr J Alli Rani (chief medical officer), Dr A Thamizharasi (senior medical officer), were presented with awards for best field staff of Health and Family Welfare Department.
Others who were awarded included, A Anbazhagan (socialworker), S Chandra (lady health supervisor), K Anadal (health inspector), M Packiri (filaria inspector), J Anand (health assistant), S Maria Kannu (auxilliary nurse midwife), P Deenadayalan (field worker (Malarai), V Gurumurthy (field worker, filaria) and Malarvizhi (ophthalmic technician).