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Kanyakumari tahsildar shares bravery award money with subordinates

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Flying squad tahsildar N. Sugi Premila. Photo: R. Ragu
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Flying squad tahsildar N. Sugi Premila. Photo: R. Ragu

The flying squad tahsildar handed over cheques of Rs. 1 lakh each to Jothish Kumar and John Bright

In a rare gesture, a woman tahsildar has shared her prize money with two of her colleagues.

N. Sugi Premila, the flying squad tahsildar — hailing from Garanvilai near Marthandam serving in the Revenue Department in Kanyakumari district — received the ‘Kalpana Chawla’ Bravery Award from Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Independence Day in Chennai earlier this month.

The award

The award included a gold-plated medal, a certificate and Rs. 5 lakh.

Ms. Sugi Premila shared the reward with Revenue Inspector Jothish Kumar and her driver John Bright, who cooperated with her in carrying out search operations to prevent smuggling of essential commodities to different parts of Kerala from Tamil Nadu.

The flying squad tahsildar handed over cheques of Rs. 1 lakh each to Mr. Jothish Kumar and Mr. Bright from her prize money.

Team work

While speaking to The Hindu over telephone she said, “My subordinates also deserved to get the prize amount… It was team work. Hence, I decided to share with them too,” she noted.

The official further said, “Whenever I received information from my sources, I alerted my subordinates. They, in turn, rushed to the spots to crack down on anti-social elements and illegal acts,” Ms. Premila said.

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This is indeed a great gesture by the brave women. I hope many will get inspired by her attitude and gratitude. She recognizes the team work which is the key thing in today's world on any work that we do.

from:  Niranjan
Posted on: Sep 1, 2013 at 14:22 IST


from:  RAJESH
Posted on: Sep 1, 2013 at 08:40 IST

a good example of team work! congrats to the team!

from:  Palani Subramanian
Posted on: Sep 1, 2013 at 03:23 IST

My sincere thanks and appreciation to Ms. N. Sugi Premila, the flying squad tahsildar for her dedicated work ethic, teamspitit, &to her associates for the superior service they are providing . It is a very good idea that the TN state government recognizes their contributions.

from:  p.R.Ramalingam
Posted on: Sep 1, 2013 at 02:07 IST

This is a great gesture from a Tahsildar who deserves a promotion to a higher post.

from:  RK
Posted on: Aug 31, 2013 at 18:17 IST

This is a rare gesture shown by an award winner. However there are exceptions like this earlier also. My former colleague Dr. M. Joseph who won an award in his name shared it equally with two other colleagues Dr. N. Sivakumar and Dr. P. Mano Ravi, who played major roles in the execution of the project. Dr. Joseph went a step forward. He did not discuss the issue with these two colleagues (where there was a chance of these two colleagues turning down the offer) he simply deposited the share amounts to the bank accounts of the other two colleagues.

from:  D. Darwin Albert Raj
Posted on: Aug 31, 2013 at 14:02 IST

Congratulations to the brave lady who is continuing to fight the mafia. It is a great and nice gesture of her to have shared the award with her subordinates who stood with her while discharging her duty fearlessly. Others Government servants should try to emulate her in discharging their duty as well in serving the Society. Her words 'TEAM WORK' should get into others as well because especially in Government Service nothing can be done individually how so ever powerful ones' authority is.

from:  Ramachandran G
Posted on: Aug 31, 2013 at 08:54 IST

What a great thinking! Hats off to the Tahsildar!! The present TN CM should learn from this great human being. Don't claim every thing as a leader. Share the credit with the team members.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2013 at 06:40 IST
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