Bravery is the virtue by which we stand resolute in the face of imminent danger while carrying out our responsibilities. It is the most essential core value which requires exceptional strength of character. The bravest sons and daughters of nation are awarded for their act of courage, selfless deeds, serving fellow countrymen and society at large on the eve of Independence Day, every year.
Bank of Baroda salutes one such legend whose dedication & commitment will be remembered forever. Shri Alok Chandra, Branch Manager of Arwal Branch, Bank of Baroda was helping the police nab an individual alleged in embezzling funds, was shot dead by unidentified men. His efforts to serve the society with honesty & courage led him to sacrifice his life. To commemorate the exceptional act of bravery, the Baroda Alok Chandra Bravery Award is conferred upon Barodians who has shown unimaginable courage while serving the Bank. The details of the winners of the Award are given below
|Year||Name of the Awardee Employee||Brief Description|
|FY 2017-18||Shri Ved Prakash Chawla||Shri. Chawla displayed exemplary courage by averting a robbery attempt at knife-point. During the incident, Shri. Chawla, instantly sprang into action, pushing the miscreant off balance and locked the channel gate, trapping the thief inside, until the police arrived.|
|FY 2018-19||Late Shri Karan Singh Negi||On 18.06.2019, Shri. Karan Singh Negi, by displaying exemplary act of bravery foiled the robbery attempt at our Nimbol Branch. During the incident, one of the robbers fired at Shri Karan Singh Negi, causing him a fatal injury and he laid down his life in the line of duty.|
|FY 2019-20||Mr. Raval Pragneshkumar Kanubhai||On 20.02.2020, -06- Heavily armed robbers carrying firearms entered Mahendranagar Branch. -02- of them took the cash by pointing guns at cashier, -01- robber pointed his fully loaded gun towards Mr. Rawal, sought Branch CCTV DVR with an intention of removing the evidence. Mr. Rawal displayed courage in the face of apparent danger to his life and saved the CCTV DVR which played a pivotal role in arrest of the robbers and recovery of Rs. 6.09 lac that was looted from the Branch.|
|FY 2020-21||Mr. Pavan Kumar Setti||On 03.02.2021, during his posting in Nani Bedwan Branch, Mr. Setti was ambushed & attacked by -02- perpetrators, who tried to snatch away the branch keys from him. Mr. Setti, disregarding his personal safety, did not part with the Branch Keys. This act of courage and bravery of Mr. Setti not only saved the Bank from probable loss but also safeguarded the interest of our customers.|