Presence of Home Minister of India, Amit Shah as Chief Guest on the occasion of 53rd CISF Day Parade-2022

By Sarkaritel March 6, 2022 20:14

Presence of Home Minister of India, Amit Shah as Chief Guest on the occasion of 53rd CISF Day Parade-2022

New Delhi, 6th March, 2022: The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) celebrated its 53rd Raising Day in a grand colourful ceremonial manner at CISF Campus 5th Reserve Battalion, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad. On this occasion, Union Home Minister of India, Amit Shah was the Chief Guest. The Union Home Minister took the salute and reviewed the parade.

Ajay Bhalla, Home Secretary, Director, IB, Delhi Police Commissioner, DG’s of CAPF, and DG’s (Retired), Sr. Officers of CAPF and State Police were also present on the occasion.

On arrival at CISF Campus, the Union Home Minister went to the Martyrs Memorial and paid tribute to the martyrs and laid wreath at memorial.  On arrival of Chief Guest at the venue of the parade, Sheel Vardhan Singh, Director General, CISF welcomed the Chief Guest and all the dignitaries present on the occasion. Addressing  the gathering, Sheel Vardhan Singh said that it has been a memorable journey for CISF as it has achieved great milestones while treading its path through the enormous challenges  and adverse circumstances. Over a period of  five decades CISF has carved out a niche for itself in the field of security and emerged as premier, multi-dimensional, professionally competent force.

On this special occasion, an annual In-house publication “Sentinel-2022” was released by the Hon’ble Union Home Minister. In his address, the Chief Guest congratulated the Parade Commander and all the personnel who took part in the parade for excellent performance. He generously praised the standard of the Parade and said that services rendered by CISF in the last 52 years have been commendable.

He highlighted the critical role being played by CISF in the economic development of the country and at sensitive airports, Delhi Metro and other vital establishments and said that the dedication & commitment of the brave personnel of the CISF are highly praiseworthy.

He lauded the role of CISF at airports, during Coronavirus pandemic when passengers were returning from abroad as part of the Vande Bharat mission. He said that the CISF personnel took risks in taking care of the fellow Indians and even laid down their lives due to Covid infection as front line warriors.  He also said that CISF personnel at airports, are taking care of the Indians returning from Ukraine under Operation Ganga.

He also said that he is happy to note that the percentage of women personnel in CISF is the highest compared to all the other Central Armed Police Forces. He emphasized that presently the percentage of women is 6% and male force personnel is 94%, the percentage of women personnel should be increased to 20% in the coming years. He lauded CISF for its services, laying special emphasis on the security being rendered by CISF to the general public of the country. This reflects the professional capability & commitment of the officers and personnel of the force.

Investiture ceremony was also  organized on the occasion, wherein,  Chief Guest decorated Constable Mutum Bikramjit Singh, Constable Anil Lakra, Constable Muttamala Ravi & Constable Rahul Kumar who have been conferred  with Police Medal for Gallantry on Independence Day-2021.

He also decorated Jagbir Singh, ADG (South), Meenakshi Sharma, IG (Tech & Prov), Anjani Kumar Singh, IG (NES), and other seven  Officers/Personnel of CISF with President Police medal for distinguished service and President’s Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service announced on the occasion of Republic Day-2021, Independence Day-2020 & 2021. He also decorated CT/GD Bala Naik Banavath, with Jeevan Raksha Padak.

During the function, the following spectacular demonstrations were presented by the CISF Personnel on the occasion:-

  • Kalaripayattu: “The mother of all martial arts”, the indigenous martial art of India originated in Kerala which has been preserved for many centuries following the tradition of “Guru- Shishya parampara”. It is the oldest surviving martial art in India with a history spanning over 3000 years. It was showcased by CISF personnel, representing a bare hand physical exercise with offensive defensive moves and 05 types of fights with different weapons used in Kalaripayattu.
  • Mesmerising demos by women personnel of Special Tactics and Training Wing (STTW) of CISF: Women brave hearts of CISF showcased their abilities in responding to critical incidents that could take place in the Delhi Metro Rail. During the demos, women personnel showcased their skills in neutralizing terrorist activities, vehicle intervention, traffic negotiation and metro intervention.
  • Fire Demo: by the CISF Fire Wing depicts multiple fire incidents occurring in a Hydrocarbon installation due to leakage and accumulation of flammable gas leading to explosion and Fire. The demonstration ended with tricolor formation using water jet spray by the CISF Fire Service personnel.

Audience applauded the spectacular demonstrations. After the programme, the Chief Guest interacted with the officers & men and medal recipients.

It is a matter of pleasure, that to mark this momentous occasion, today 1104 Asstt. Sub Inspectors have been promoted to the rank of Sub-inspectors. This promotion has been given to them immediately after completion of 06 year of service in the rank of Asstt Sub Inspector.

Upholding its motto “Protection and Security” the CISF will continue to strive and maintain the highest standards of professional excellence.

By Sarkaritel March 6, 2022 20:14