As many as 848 young trainees joined the ranks of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) as constables, after undergoing 44-weeks of rigorous training, at the Additional Training Centre (ATC) in Ranga Reddy on Tuesday. The ‘passing out cum attestation parade' of this first batch of recruit trainees was held in the presence of the Director General of the CRPF, K. Vijay Kumar, who took salute and reviewed the parade at the ATC.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Vijay Kumar said that in view of the excellent training acquired, all recruits will be sent to areas wrought with great challenges to ensure full utilisation of their skills.
In course of the training that began on June 1 last year, all recruits were trained extensively in the areas of physical fitness, weapon combat, intelligence and security, CRPF Act and Rules, Law and human rights among others. They also underwent four weeks of intense jungle warfare exercise at Mahabubnagar by a team comprising nearly 120 trainers. Awards of excellence were presented to four trainees of the passing-out batch. While both the all-round best trainee award and the best outdoor trainee award were bagged by Abhimanyu Kumar, Mohammad Irfan was adjudged the best firing trainee and Sunny Saurabh, the best indoor trainee. The Director General CRPF announced an award of Rs. 2 lakh of development of the ATC in Ranga Reddy and Rs. 50,000 for all trainers.
While no other batch is currently undergoing training at the ATC, a new ‘225 battalion' with 850 recruits is now being raised, officials said.