Raising Day 2022: PM Modi, other leaders extend greetings to CRPF

Published on Jul 27, 2022 11:36 AM IST

The CRPF was raised on July 27 in 1939 as Crown Representative's Police before a change in its nomenclature after Independence.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI Photo/ PIB)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI Photo/ PIB)
Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitre | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended his greetings to all the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel on the raising day of the force. Stating that the force has “distinguished itself for its unflinching courage and distinguished service”, PM Modi said that the role of CRPF is “commendable”.

“Raising Day greetings to all @crpfindia personnel and their families. This force has distinguished itself for its unflinching courage and distinguished service. The role of CRPF, be it in addressing security challenges or humanitarian challenges is commendable,” PM Modi wrote on Twitter.

Union home minister Amit Shah said that the CRPF has “not only made a unique contribution in keeping the security of the country”, but also, he added, that the force has “created a proud history of valor”.

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“With his bravery @crpfindia has not only made a unique contribution in keeping the security of the country intact but has also created a proud history of valor, which every Indian is proud of. I congratulate the CRPF personnel on the 83rd Raising Day and salute their service and dedication to the nation,” Amit Shah said.

BJP national president JP Nadda extended his greetings to the CRPF on the 83rd Raising Day. “My greetings to all the members of CRPF and their families on the occasion of its Raising Day. The whole nation is proud of the valour and sacrifice of @crpfindia. Jai Hind,” he wrote.

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Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot wrote: “Greetings and best wishes to @crpfindia personnel on 83rd Raising Day of CRPF. The force has been serving the nation with utmost commitment, valour & dedication. The sacrifices of the CRPF bravehearts can never be forgotten. #CRPFRaisingDay.”

The CRPF was raised on July 27 in 1939 as Crown Representative's Police before a change in its nomenclature after Independence. The force is the country's largest central police force and plays a critical role in counter-insurgency measures.

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