John Lalditsak, resident of Saikot, Tuithaphai, Churachandpur District was presented the Civilian Award ‘Jeevan Raksha Padak Award 2017’ in recognition of his courage and selfless heroic act of saving three individuals from drowning on October 12, 2015.
Chief Minister, N Biren Singh presented the ‘Jeevan Raksha Padak Award-2017’ to John Lalditsak in an award ceremony held at CM’s Secretariat. The award conferred by the President of India and Ministry of Home Affairs consists of Jeevan Raksha Padak Award-2017, Jeevan Raksha Padak Medal, a miniature medal, a certificate and a cheque of Rs 1,00,000.
CM Biren Singh said, ‘It is indeed a matter of pride for the State that we have such a brave and courageous youth in the State.’ He believes that the present and future generation of the State will get inspired by his courageous spirit, sacrificial and selfless characteristics.
The President of India has approved the conferment of Jeevan Raksha Padak Series of Awards-2017 to 44 persons, which includes Sarvottam Rasha Padak to 7 persons, Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak to 13 persons and Jeevan Raksha Padak to 24 persons. Out of these, 7 awards were given to 7 individuals posthumously.
The Jeevan Raksha Padak Award is a civilian life saving award presented by the Government of India since 1961.