From our Correspondent
MANGALDAI, Dec 19: Pur Bahadur Chhetry, Assistant Director of Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR & D) under Ministry of Home Affairs in New Delhi, origilly from Assam, was awarded the prestigious ‘Police Medal for Meritorious Service’ (PMMS) recently.
In recognition to his 27 years’ unblemished and excellent service to the tion, the Government of India has awarded the medal which was ceremonially given away by Union Home Minister Rajth Singh at an ‘Investiture Ceremony’ organized recently at Central Detective Training institute of BPR&D, Ghaziabad (NCR). The award consists of a scroll signed by the President of India and a medal. His eldest son Avish Chhetry this year created a history in the tiol Defense Academy (NDA) by emerging as the first youth from Assam and second from the north-eastern region to secure the rare honour of ‘Best Cadet’ with President’s Gold Medal.
Born in September 2, 1962 in the interior and backward village of Borgora in Sadiya of Tinsukia district to a poor peasant’s family, Pur Bahadur Chhetry completed his secondary education in Sadiya Government Higher Secondary School, Chapakhowa and graduated from Tinisukia College in 1983 with honours in Chemistry. After graduation he served for a short term at Chapakhowa Town High School and then at Dangari HS School as a teacher and filly at the United Bank of India. Later he joined the Special Service Bureau (Sashastra Seema Bal) in 1989 as an officer. He rendered his service in far-flung areas in Assam and Indo-Nepal border in Bihar in various capacities like an instructor in SSB Training Centre, in the field and at the headquarters as well, and displayed high standard of discipline, hard work, and dedication to service. His dedication to service and performance was time and again appreciated by his senior officers through letters of appreciation, commendation, including two Director General’s Disc with commendation certificates. At BPR&D too he excelled and earned reputation. He has been instrumental in obtaining approval of the government for execution of two newly-introduced schemes of MHA, the award of ‘Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Police Training’ and award of ‘Union Home Minister’s Trophy to the Best Training institutions’, aimed at bringing improvement in training standards and training institutions all over the country.
Pur Bahadur Chhetry has now settled in Tezpur and lives with his wife Anja Chhetry and two sons.