Over 2,000 home guards including 200 women will participate in the 24th duty and sports meet to be held here for three days from November 23, Additional Director General of Police K. Muthukaruppan, Director of Civil Defence and Additional Commandant General, Home Guards has informed.
Speaking to reporters here on Friday, Mr. Muthukaruppan said the participating men home guards would showcase their abilities in rescue operations, fire fighting, first-aid, exercise, firing, marathon and mass drill in the duty meet.
Moreover, they would also contest in the 50 metre (for women), 100 metre, 200 metre sprints, 4 X 100 metre relay, shot-put, long jump, volleyball, tug-of-war and kabaddi.
The entire home guards has been divided into 12 ranges and each range would send their representatives to the meet.
“Participants should have completed the mandatory basic training for home guards, served for a minimum period of six months and reported for all assignments without fail,” said Mr. Muthukaruppan, who will inaugurate the duty and sports meet on November 23 and the chief guest of the valediction will be Director General of Police K. Ramanujam.
He informed that the Civil Defence Training Institute, which would train the civilians to assist the civil administration during natural calamities and other emergencies, would come up on the premises of police battalion at Palani on an outlay of Rs. 1.92 crore.
Commissioner of Police, Tirunelveli City, Karuna Sagar, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Tirunelveli Range, Sumit Sharan, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), Tirunelveli City, N. Manivannan and Assistant Commissioner of Police M. Loganathan were present.