The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), observed its 85th Raising Day on 27 July 2023. The day celebrates the immense and unparalleled contribution of the force in upholding the unity, integrity, and sovereignty of the nation. CRPF is India’s largest Central Armed Police Force, which operates under the authority of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
On its 85th Raising Day, the CRPF is paying tribute to its martyrs and reaffirming its commitment to protect the nation. The force is also organizing a number of events to mark the occasion, including a parade, a wreath-laying ceremony, and a blood donation camp.
Here are some of the events that are being organized to mark the 85th Raising Day of the CRPF:
- A parade will be held at the CRPF’s headquarters in Delhi.
- A wreath-laying ceremony will be held at the National Police Memorial in Delhi.
- A blood donation camp will be organized at all CRPF camps across the country.
- A number of cultural events will be organized, including a music concert and a dance performance.
- The 85th Raising Day of the CRPF is a proud moment for the force and for the nation. The CRPF has played a vital role in protecting the nation, and it continues to be a symbol of strength and resilience.
History of CRPF:
- CRPF came into existence as the ‘Crown Representative’s Police’ on 27 July 1939. After Independence, it became the Central Reserve Police Force on the enactment of the ‘CRPF Act’ on 28 December 1949, which constituted CRPF as an armed force of the Union.
- After Independence, CRPF contingents were tasked to check infiltration and trans-border crimes in Kutch, Rajasthan, and Sindh borders. They were, subsequently, deployed on the Pakistan border in Jammu & Kashmir following Pakistan’s infiltration.
- During the 1962 Indo-China war, the force once again assisted the Indian Army in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Further, in the 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak wars, CRPF provided shoulder-to-shoulder support to the Indian Army, both on the Western and Eastern borders.
- CPRF was the first paramilitary force in India, which sent its forces in the United Nations Peacekeeping Missions. For the first time, 13 companies of CRPF including a detachment of women were airlifted to join the Indian Peacekeeping Force in Sri Lanka to fight the militant cadres.
- CRPF personnel were also sent to Haiti, Namibia, Somali, Maldives, Kosovo and Liberia to deal with the law and order situation there, as a part of another UN Peacekeeping Mission.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- CRPF Founded: 27 July 1939;
- CRPF Headquarters: New Delhi;
- CRPF Founder: Parliament of India;
- Director General of CRPF: Dr. Sujoy Lal Thaosen, IPS.