85th CRPF Raising Day Observed on 27 July 2023

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) celebrated its 85th Raising Day on 27th July 2023. This special day honors the significant and unmatched contributions of the force in safeguarding the unity, integrity, and sovereignty of our country. As India’s largest Central Armed Police Force, the CRPF operates under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

On this momentous occasion, the CRPF is paying homage to its brave martyrs and reaffirming its unwavering dedication to protecting the nation. Various events are being organized to mark the day, including a grand parade, a solemn wreath-laying ceremony to honor the fallen heroes and a noble blood donation camp.

The 85th Raising Day of the CRPF is a testament to the force’s commitment and service in ensuring the safety and security of the nation and its citizens.

The headquarters of the CRPF is located in the CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
The current Director General of the CRPF is Dr. Sujoy Lal Thaosen, IPS.

History of CRPF

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is the premier central police force of the Union of India for internal security. Originally constituted as the Crown Representative’s Police in 1939, it is one of the oldest Central Para-military forces (now termed as Central Armed Police Force).

CRPF was raised as a sequel to the political unrest and the agitations in the then princely States of India following the Madras Resolution of the All-India Congress Committee in 1936 and the ever-growing desire of the Crown Representative to help the vast majority of the native States to preserve law and order as a part of the imperial policy.

Background

  • The CRPF was derived from the CRP (Crown Representative’s Police) on 27 July 1939 with 2 battalions in Nimach [Means North Indian Mounted Artillery and Cavalry Headquarter], Madhya Pradesh.
  • Its primary duty at the time was to protect the British residents in sensitive states of India. In 1949, the CRP was renamed under the CRPF Act.
  • During the 1960s, many state reserve police battalions were merged with the CRPF.
  • The CRPF has been active against foreign invasion and domestic insurgency.

Significance

The CRPF has played a significant role in maintaining law and order in India.

  • It has been deployed in various parts of the country, including the Kashmir Valley, the Northeast, and the Naxal-affected areas.
  • The CRPF has also been involved in counter-insurgency operations and has played a key role in the fight against terrorism.
  • The CRPF is a highly professional force with a strong ethos of service and sacrifice.
  • The force has won numerous awards and accolades for its bravery and dedication.

The CRPF is a vital part of the Indian security apparatus and plays an important role in maintaining the country’s internal security. The force is a highly professional and dedicated force with a strong ethos of service and sacrifice. The CRPF is a force to be reckoned with and has made significant contributions to the security of India.

85th CRPF Raising Day – FAQs

What is the CRPF?

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is the premier central police force of the Union of India for internal security. Originally constituted as the Crown Representative’s Police in 1939, it is one of the oldest Central Para-military forces (now termed as Central Armed Police Force). CRPF was raised as a sequel to the political unrest and the agitations in the then princely States of India following the Madras Resolution of the All-India Congress Committee in 1936 and the ever-growing desire of the Crown Representative to help the vast majority of the native States to preserve law and order as a part of the imperial policy.

What are the roles of CRPF?

Maintaining law and order in disturbed areas.
Providing security to VIPs and VVIPs.
Conducting counter-insurgency operations.
Fighting terrorism.
Assisting state police forces in maintaining law and order.
Providing disaster relief.

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  • Shubham Mittal

    Shubham Mittal is a renowned current affairs writer and expert in government exam preparation, inspiring readers with insightful articles and guiding aspirants with his expertise.

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