New Delhi, Jul 27 : Paying rich tribute to the Central Reserve Police Force’s martyrs at National Police Memorial here, Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai on Saturday expressed hope that in the period ahead, Jammu and Kashmir will be free from the scourge of terrorism.
Speaking on the occasion of 81st Raising Day of the CRPF, he underlined the fact that CRPF leaves no stone unturned in winning the hearts of those who have turned against the nation to get them mainstreamed before coming down heavily on the anti-national elements-be they the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, insurgents in the North East or the Maoists.
“CRPF lives for the country and dies for the country”, Mr Rai said. He dwelt at length on the rich tradition of valour and sacrifice blazed by the Force personnel and also wished the Force to achieve success in all its future endeavours in up-keeping the internal security of the country.
Appreciating the role of CRPF in securing free and fair elections which in turn strengthened the democratic edifice of the country, he said the entire country feels a sense of pride over the impeccable qualities of service, valour, sacrifice and dedication to duty displayed by the CRPF personnel.
On this occasion,Mr Rai offered floral tribute at the Memorial in honour of all those valiant soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for the honour of the motherland. The Minister also visited the museum within the premises of the National Police Memorial before leaving the venue.
CRPF DG RR Bhatnagar and a number of senior officers and jawans were present on the occasion. Various programmes are being organised in all the Force formations across the length and breadth of the country to commemorate the Raising Day.
CRPF had been raised as the Crown Representative’s Police on this very day way back in 1939. It was given a fresh lease of life soon after independence when it was renamed and redesigned as the Central Reserve Police on December 28,1949 and was mandated to secure the internal security scenario of the country- a task which CRPF has been relentlessly carrying on with all dedication and unique valour for over 80 years now. (UNI)