|Service No || 24296 ||Branch || ACCTS |
|Date of Birth: || || || |
|Date Commissioned || 21 Dec 1996 ||Course || |
|Service End ||No Details|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)|
|Sqn Ldr||Oruganti Siva Narsimham||24296 ACCT||Award Date ||Announced 26 Jan 2006|
|Details :|| Flight Lieutenant Oruganti Siva Narsimham (24296) Accounts is on the posted strength of Air Force Station Carnicobar since 05 Apr 2004.
On 26 Dec 2004, Air Force Station Cnrnicohar was devastated by a several earthquakes which was followed hy Tsunamis.Flt Lt Narslmham was himself swept away hy the tidal waves as he was on the way to the officers' married quarters after the first wave struck, to advise them to move away from the area. He survived the onslaught of the tidal waves by holding on to some flotsam. After extricating himself, with total disregard to his personal safety, he immediately helped others in similar predicament to survive.
Thereafter, Fit Lt Narsimham displayed exemplary initiative and leadership qualities by forming a team of airmen to help in managing the survivors who were trickling in. As the numbers grew, he took over the responsibility of maintaining discipline and order, thereby obviating any untoward incident. He also went about providing solace and comfort to the surviving personnel and their families. His meticulous and vigilant approach helped in early identification of all missing personnel and their family members. After the departure of families, Fit Lt Narsimham played a key role in stabilisation of the Air Force Station in the aftermath of the devastation. He motivated a team of personnel to work tirelessly for three days under the scorching sun to set up tented accommodation for all the personnel who would stay on at Air Force Station Carnicobar. It was an extremely well planned camp complete with messes, cookhouses and stores. Flt Lt Narsimham took over as the 'camp adjutant' and ensured that the camp was well administered.
For exemplary leadership qualities and total devotion to duty without concern to personal trauma or loss, The Hon'ble President is pleased to award "Vayu Sena Medal' to Flight Lieutenant Oruganti Siva Narsimham.
|Unit : 37 Wing|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 18th March 2006 - No.30-Pres/2006 dated 26th January 2006 & AFD2006 Investiture |