Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and other prominent leaders extended their greetings on the CRPF raising day. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was formed in 1939 as Crown Representative’s Police and then gradually transformed post-independence.
PM Modi Tweets On CRPF Raising Day
The CRPF is India’s largest central armed police force and has 30,000 personnel. It was named Central Reserve Police Force with the enactment of the CRPF Act on 28th December 1949. It officially works under the Ministry of Home Affairs. It aims to maintain law and order in the subcontinent and by the virtue of it, they combat insurgencies and act as a rescue force during disasters.
PM Modi tweeted,”Raising Day greetings to [email protected] personnel and their families. This force has distinguished itself for its unflinching courage and distinguished service. The role of CRPF, be it in addressing security challenges or humanitarian challenges is commendable.”
Union Home Minister and Other Leaders Tweet
Union Home Minister Amit Shah also took it to his official Twitter handle and wrote“With his bravery, @crpfindia has not only made a unique contribution in keeping the security of the country intact but has also created a proud history of valor, which every Indian is proud of. I congratulate the CRPF personnel on the 83rd Raising Day and salute their service and dedication to the nation,” read his tweet.
The national president of BJP Jagat Prakash Nadda tweeted, “My greetings to all the members of CRPF and their families on the occasion of its Raising Day. The whole nation is proud of the valor and sacrifice of @crpfindiaJai Hind”.
More About CRPF
- The Central Reserve Police Force has around 246 battalions, and more than 30,000 personnel.
- CRPF personnel took down all five terrorists who had entered the Indian Parliament in 2001.
- They played a vital role in the Indo-China war in 1962.
- Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) was added to the CRPF in 2008 to deal with the Naxalite movement.
- CRPF also gets deployed for international missions for the United Nations.