The 73rd Independence Day was celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm at the Group Centre of CRPF in the Capital city. On this occasion chief guest Sanjay Anand Lathkar, Inspector General (CRPF), Jharkhand Sector hoisted a 73- meter high tricolor which is the also the highest national flag in Ranchi.
DIG AP Singh, DIG DS Rathore, DIG DT Banerjee and other senior officials and personnel were present on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering Lathkar said that this day reminds us of the glorious history of India and also motivates us to maintain the unity and integrity of the country. “In the present scenario, it is our moral responsibility to discharge our duties with full dedication towards the nation and to confront and defeat disruptive forces. Our only resolve is to maintain the unity and integrity of the country and in order to achieve this we must be ready for any sacrifice.”
Lathkar further added that in order to maintain the internal security of the country CRPF personnel have shown relentless efforts and made supreme sacrifices when needed.
He also mentioned that to accomplish coherent and heroic actions in defense of the nation, one CRPF personnel has received the Kirti chakra; two have been awarded the Shaurya chakra. Two others have been given the President’s Bravery award, 70 have been given the police bravery award while 75 have received the bravery awards which include five personnel from the Jharkhand sector- Jai Prakash Singh, Rajendranath Mallick, Aby Thoimas, Shobha Ram and Sreenivasulu P.
President police medals for distinguished service were awarded to four officials and 57 officials were given the police medal for meritorious service which includes six from the Jharkhand sector- Surya Mani Beheram, Dolfe Jacob, Sahdeo Singh Munda, Satnam Singh, Angad Pandey and Kunwar Singh.
Lathkar also said that one should take inspiration from these CRPF officials and personnel to enhance the pride of the force in the future.