Siddha physician-cum-RDO got state award for courage and daring in service

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The state's Kalpana Chawla award for courage and daring enterprise was presented to Trichy revenue divisional officer Dr S Sangeetha, who conducted search operations and made a major seizure of 5.11 crore in cash meant for distribution to voters in the run up to the state assembly elections. (See more details here)

Tamil Nadu chief minister J.Jayalalithaa presented the award to her on the occasion of Independence Day. "I am very happy to receive the award. Such awards will inspire many youngsters to discharge their duty well," Sangeetha told TOI. The award carries a medal, a certificate and 5 lakh in cash. 

Happy that her work has been recognised, the revenue official said she was proud to receive the award from the chief minister. After getting a tip off in the wee hours of April 5 this year, Sangeetha, who was the returning officer for Tiruchi (west) assembly constituency, rushed to the spot with a constable and her jeep driver. The two climbed to the top of a bus and found the cash stuffed in different bags. 

Hailing from Mettur in Salem, Sangeetha worked hard during the election campaigning after receiving the Election Commission directive to crack down on cash distribution to buy votes. Sangeetha received complaints on her mobile phone regarding alleged cash distribution besides other messages about violations of the model code of conduct. Daughter of a retired deputy director of veterinary medicine, Sangeetha completed postgraduation in Siddha in 2000 and practiced for seven years in Chennai before joining government service.

Siddhadreams is proud of you Doctor!

News Courtesy: Times of India
Photo Courtesy: The Hindu

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