Atu Zumvu is first Naga cop to receive ‘Shaurya Chakra’ award

Atu Zumvu, SDPO Kohima has been conferred with the prestigious “Shaurya Chakra” thus becoming the first Police Officer from Nagaland Police to be conferred with Shaurya Chakra since 1st December 1963 when Nagaland achieved its Statehood. President of India Dr. Pranab Mukherjee conferred this award to him on April 6 from Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi in presence of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and many high ranking dignitaries.

Besides this award, Atu Zumvu was earlier awarded with US special agent medal (2013), India Cyber Cop award (2011) Governor Gold Medal (2009) and Governor Commendation Certificate in 2005. Meanwhile, Zumvu thanked the President as well as his nominators for considering his achievement and contributions worthy of the medal.“While I was fortunate enough to receive few awards in the past, this recognition from the GoI, MHA holds a special place in my heart for bringing in a sense of re-assurance that I have lived up to the ideals and values that the Nagaland Police has imparted to generations of its men/women and Officers,” he said.

Atu Zumvu also thanked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for recommending his case to the GoI for the award. Further, he thanked Government of Nagaland, the Home Minister P. Longon, DGP Nagaland L.L. Doungel and SSP Kohima Joseph Hesso for placing the trust and confidence in his abilities to perform better and also for recommending him for this coveted SHAURYA CHAKRA award. Further, he also acknowledged Governor of Nagaland, P.B Acharya and Chief Minister Dr. Shurhozelilie Liezietsu for their appreciations, recognition and recommendations.

“I take this opportunity to thank the Federal government law enforcement agencies of India for their support and sharing of inputs leading to the goal that I was able to accomplish. I look forward to working with these agencies to make our nation a better a safer place to live,” he said. In his message to the men and women in Khaki service across the country, Zumvu said: “Inculcate in oneself these three qualities—courage, dedication and promptness—to be an achiever and to do justice in your work.”

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