GUWAHATI: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday flagged off 48 Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) and 6 bullet proof vehicle while attending the 48th ‘Raising Day’ celebration of the Arunachal Pradesh Police at the Police Training Centre (PTC), Banderdewa, located along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.
Stating that uniform inspires discipline, order and sense of belongingness and pride, Khandu said, “They are the first responder to every cry for help and risk their own lives to keep us safe.”
The Chief Minister also congratulated all the police personnel awarded with the ‘Director General of Police’s Commendation Disc during the auspicious occasion. “This is first time in the state that the disc is being awarded. Thirty police personnel from IPS to constable received the award for their extraordinary services,” Khandu said.
While paying tribute to martyred police personnel during the event, Khandu said, “Their sacrifice to uphold peace, safety and order will always be remembered.”
The Chief Minister also witnessed an impressive display of parade by Arunachal Pradesh Police carried out during the occasion.
Union Minister of State of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju, who hails from Arunachal Pradesh extended his greetings and said, “As Arunachal Pradesh Police celebrates it’s 48th Raising Day, I extend my greetings to the Arunachal Pradesh Police personnel and their families. I salute their sacrifices and contributions in providing peace and security to the people and the State.”