Role of CRPF significant in internal security
INVC NEWS Bhopal, Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh has said that soldiers of Central Reserve Police Force have earned people’s trust through bravery, heroism and courage in all circumstances. He said that CRPF is the largest paramilitary force in the world and has played significant role in country’s internal security. Shri Singh was addressing 76th foundation day ceremony of CRPF at Neemuch today. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was also present. The Union Minister said that CRPF rushes first of all wherever there is disturbance of peace or natural disaster in the country. He said that this is the reason that the force started with just one battalion has expanded to 236 battalions now. Shri Singh said that CRPF has carved its identity as protector of democracy. Its soldiers are giving a tough fight to Maoists due to which naxal incidents have come down by 30 percent. He said that special attention is being paid to strengthen and modernize infrastructure of the force. As many as 13 thousand 860 constables of the force have been promoted as head constables. Along with cadre review, efforts are under consideration to expand housing facilities and increase HRA. He congratulated CRPF for its courageous works. Earlier, Union Home Minister took salute of parade. Soldiers of the force were conferred medals and trophies for their utmost courage, heroism and excellent works. Women contingents of CRPF also took part in the parade and displayed attractive stunts on motorcycles. MP Shri Sudhir Gupta, local MLAs, and DG of CRPF Shri Prakash Mishra were also present.