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Amit Shah participates in 83rd CRPF Raising Day in Jammu

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday participated in the 83rd Raising Day program of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Jammu.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses during the FICCI Annual Convention & 94th Annual General Meeting on the theme ‘India Beyond 75’, in New Delhi (Photo: PTI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah (Photo: PTI)

Union Home Minister on Saturday participated in the 83rd Raising Day program of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in .

This is the first time that the is celebrating its Raising Day outside the national capital.

The Raising Day is held on March 19 after India's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel presented colours to the following the enactment of the CRPF Act by the Parliament in 1950. The CRPF was raised in 1939 and was then known as the Crown Representative's Police.

The CRPF was raised as the Crown Representative's Police on this very day 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 28th December 1949 and was mandated to secure the internal security of the country.

After reaching Jammu, Shah on Friday handed over job appointment letters to kin of and Kashmir police personnel who were killed in terrorist incidents.

"The entire nation is proud of their dedication and valour to keep and Kashmir safe. The Narendra Modi government is committed to the welfare of all the policemen and their families in J-K," Shah said in a tweet (roughly translated from Hindi).

This is the second visit of Shah to Jammu in the last five months. Earlier, he had visited Jammu and Kashmir for five days.

According to sources, the Union Home Minister will review the security arrangements ahead of Amarnath Yatra.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sat, March 19 2022. 11:17 IST