President’s Colour to Haryana Police
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has presented the President’s Colour to Haryana Police in recognition of its exceptional service. He Shah presented the award on behalf of President Dedroupadi Murmu in a ceremony at the Haryana Police Academy in Karnal’s Madhuban. In his remarks at the event, Shah also paid tribute to those martyred in the 2019 Pulwama attack. He added that the names of the 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel who died would be written in “golden letters” in India’s defence history.
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Haryana Police is now among one of the 10 States in the country to receive the President’s insignia. Earlier, this prestigious honour has been received by the police of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, and Assam.
About the President’s Colour
The President’s Colour is a special flag awarded to a military, paramilitary or police unit as a mark of recognition for its services. A replica of the flag presented to the unit can be worn as an insignia by all officers and ranks of the force on their uniform. It is given to the police after a review of 25 years of continuous service and service with valour and dedication.