Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday hailed the contribution of the Home Guards personnel not only in maintaining law and order but also in fulfilling social responsibilities. Extending best wishes to all the home guards, volunteers and officers of the state on the occasion of Home Guards Day, Yogi said the Home Guards Raising Day is celebrated every year on December 6. “Home Guards personnel are working to the best standards in the country and the government is determined for their welfare and betterment. At present, about 82,000 Home Guards personnel are working in the state,” Yogi said.
The CM said that along with their regular duties, Home Guards personnel are performing their role in social works and cleaning of Ganga along with works related to Amrit Sarovar and tree plantation.
On this occasion, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Home Guards and Prisons Dharamveer Prajapati informed the chief minister that Home Guards personnel have performed their role effectively not only in UP but also in other states during elections. He said that the entire data of the Home Guards department is computerised.
Additional Chief Secretary (Home Guards) Anil Kumar, Commandant of General Home Guards (UP) Vijay Kumar Maurya, Deputy Commandant General Vivek Kumar Singh, Inspector General Dharamveer, Director of Information Shishir and other senior officers of the Home Guards department were present on the occasion.