Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the 50th Raising Day celebrations of Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF), at Indirapuram in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on March 10.
The Prime Minister reviewed the parade of the CISF personnel and also presented service medals for distinguished and meritorious services. The PM also laid a wreath at the Martyr’s Memorial and signed the visitor’s book.
PM Modi congratulated the CISF on its Golden Jubilee. He praised the role of CISF in safeguarding and protecting the vital institutions of the country adding that the responsibility of safeguarding the modern infrastructure built for India is in the safe hands of CISF.
The Prime Minister urged the citizens to cooperate with the security personnel. VIP culture creates hurdle in security architecture. Hence, it’s important that the citizens cooperate with the security personnel, the PM insisted.
PM Modi also suggested the idea of starting digital museums at airports and metros, showcasing the work of CISF to help create awareness amongst the general public regarding the role and functions of CISF.
Hailing the role of CISF in securing the critical infrastructure of the country, Prime Minister said that the force is also involved in disaster response, ensuring safety of women and many other activities. In this context, Prime Minister spoke about the disaster relief operations of CISF during Kerala floods and also during Nepal and Haiti earthquake.
The Prime Minister said that the National Police Memorial is a dedication to the valour and sacrifices made by the police and paramilitary forces. He said the monuments like National War Memorial and National Police Memorial will create awareness amongst the citizens regarding the contributions of security forces. He also hailed the efforts of CISF in inducting many women soldiers into its force.