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Over 1,100 trainees graduate from CISF RTC in Arakkonam

Ready to march: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju inspecting the guard of honour before the parade in Arakkonam on Sunday.

Ready to march: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju inspecting the guard of honour before the parade in Arakkonam on Sunday.  

Union Minister Kiren Rijuju guest of honour at the ceremonial parade

The graduation parade by Assistant Sub-Inspectors trainees was chock-full of spectacular demonstrations in yoga, rappelling, horse riding, traditional art, and aerobics by the trainees, at the Central Industrial Security Force’s Regional Training Centre (CISF RTC), Arakkonam, on Sunday.

A total of 1,100 trainees, including 105 women, passed out after a rigorous 51-week training regimen. They would now go on to protect important installations and infrastructure across the country.

‘Full faith in CISF’

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said the trainees need to be well-acquainted with all aspects of handling the latest weapons and gadgetry.

Having full faith in the CISF and its capabilities, they would be given the responsibility of safeguarding sensitive installations like airports in Jammu, Srinagar and Leh, he said. Mr. Rijiju honoured the trainees for their performance.

Pointing out that CISF was a multi-dimensional force, he said, “The CISF has come out as one of the most professional armed forces in the country. They can be compared with any of the specialised forces from around the world. The training standard is very good. The Home Ministry will see what provisions and facilities are needed to further improve the centre.”

Director General of CISF Rajesh Ranjan said that 2017 was observed as the ‘Year of Training’, and about 18,000 constable trainees, including 1,600 women constables, were recruited.

Law and order

Reacting to a question posted by presspersons on Trinamool Congress MLA Satyajit Biswas’ murder on Saturday, Mr. Rijiju said it shows the law and order situation in West Bengal in poor light.

Earlier, Vellore Collector S.A. Raman and Superintendent of Police (Vellore) Pravesh Kumar welcomed the Minister.

Deputy Inspector General of RTC-Arakkonam, Vijay Kajla, and Inspector General-South Sector, CISF Headquarters, M.R. Nayak, participated.

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