Four Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel who laid down their lives while saving people from a fire in Delhi’s CGO complex and another at ONGC Mumbai have been awarded the Shaurya Chakra on the eve of the Independence Day on Friday.
The medal is the third highest peacetime gallantry medal awarded by the government.
The awardees, as per officials, include Sub Inspector Mahaveer Prasad Godara, Head Constable Eranna Nayaka and Constables Mahendra Kumar Paswan and Satish Prasad Kushwaha.
Godara made the supreme sacrifice on March 6 last year while he was evacuating people and looking for survivors after a blaze engulfed the 5th floor office of the Social Justice and Empowerment ministry located in the Pt Deen Dayal Antyodaya building of the CGO’s complex in Delhi.
A raging fire was similarly reported on September 3 last year at the Uran plant of the ONGC in Mumbai.