After being conferred with the President’s Police Medal, SP Ongmu Bhutia shares her story

Two daughters of Sikkim, Superintendent of Police North Sikkim, Ongmu Bhutia awarded with President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service, and Assistant Superintendent of Police, Ambika Subba awarded with the President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service on the occasion Independence Day 2020 by Government of India. Ongmu Bhutia was selected for the President’s Police medal for […] The post After being conferred with the President’s Police Medal, SP Ongmu Bhutia shares her story appeared first on The Sikkim Chronicle - Sikkim News.

After being conferred with the President’s Police Medal, SP Ongmu Bhutia shares her story

Two daughters of Sikkim, Superintendent of Police North Sikkim, Ongmu Bhutia awarded with President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service, and Assistant Superintendent of Police, Ambika Subba awarded with the President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service on the occasion Independence Day 2020 by Government of India.

Ongmu Bhutia was selected for the President’s Police medal for Distinguished services among 80 Police Personnel, while Ambika Subba was selected for Meritorious services, amongst 631 Police Personnel.

A total of 926 Police personnel have been awarded Medals on the occasion of Independence Day, 2020. Police Medals for Gallantry (PMG) have been awarded to 215 police personnel for their conspicuous gallant action. President’s Police Medals for Distinguished Service has been awarded to 80 police personnel and Police Medal for Meritorious Service to 631 police personnel.

Among the majority of the 215 Gallantry Awards, 123 personnel are being awarded for their gallant action in Jammu & Kashmir, 29 personnel for their gallant action in Left Wing extremism affected areas and 8 personnel for their gallant action in North-East Region.

Among the personnel receiving Gallantry Awards, 55 are from CRPF, 81 are from J&K police, 23 are from Uttar Pradesh and 16 are from Delhi Police, 14 are from Maharashtra and 12 are from Jharkhand and the remaining from the other States/UTs and Central Armed Police Forces, as per the information by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Ongmu Bhutia, speaking to Sikkim Chronicle shared her heartfelt thanks to all the well-wishers and the figures who recommended her. Saying that along with all her previous awards like President’s medal for meritorious service, state awards, etc., this particular medal for distinguished service was very prestigious for her.

Bhutia informed that she wasn’t the only one recommended for the award but she had the fortune to be placed with other distinguished officers in the panel who were recommended for the medal along with her.

“My name was recommended along with other officers in the panel before MHA approved it and shortlisted me to become a recipient of this award. I am happy that I got this prestigious award from the Ministry and I am thankful to my senior officers, the government, the department and my well-wishers,” shared Bhutia.

“What amazed me more than receiving this medal was the response I got from the public and the well-wishers, by seeing the response immediately after it was announced that I was receiving this prestigious President’s medal for distinguished services, I was overwhelmed.

There were youth, mature people, my juniors, my staff that included my seniors as well as my lower staff, people from the ruling party and the opposition parties who gave me so much love and respect on social media as well as personally. I was really amazed and overwhelmed by the response.”

“I don’t even have words on how to thank all these people, but I want to that each one of these people who congratulated me, showered me with so much love and respect, and responded so positively,” Bhutia shared.
In her service leading up to this prestigious award, Bhutia has been nothing but hardworking and dedicated.

“I am known as a workaholic,” she shared. Along with that Bhutia shared that she comes from a humble background and that being from a poor family or adverse environment shouldn’t be something that should hamper progress.

“I come from a very simple family, I’ve not have had the privilege. My childhood was painful and harsh, and I have had to do a lot of hard work. I am especially missing my mother who passed away and she had to raise me with immense difficulties and do a lot of hard work to educate me and make me who I am,” Bhutia shared.

“I am sorrowful that I couldn’t give her the comfort that she rightfully owned from me but unfortunately passed away early on. I got this medal, I feel like I am successful in my service, and achieved accolades but somewhere I do miss my mother,” Bhutia shares with melancholy.

“I want to share to everyone who is from a poor family, or are facing adversities, and face difficult times, that education is very important, especially for girls. I want to tell everyone that atleast complete your +2 (High-school), before thinking about anything else, whatever backgrounds you are from.”

“Only after class 12 they should think about what to do with life, and they shouldn’t divert their minds here and there before that because this is important. In this age, they should focus on their studies, their high school and then colleges because opportunities will come after that.

You face hardships, you face hurdles, bad situations etc, but what I feel is important, is education, it supersedes everything else. The main thing is that these hardships, hurdles, etc., are what give you experience in life, only happiness isn’t life but painful; experiences are what give it meaning”.

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