By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 6 Dec: Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has announced the recruitment of 1111 male and female Home Guards in the state soon. He has also approved increase in the funds allocated to the welfare fund for the dependents of the Home Guards who sacrificed their lives on duty. Inviting participation of the home guards and civil defence personnel in the rejuvenation of the Rispana, Rawat said that the task would be completed successfully. The “Rispana to Rishiparna” mission would obtain widespread public participation.
He was speaking at a programme organised on the occasion of the Raising Day of the Home Guards and Civil Defence Organisation at the Home Guards Directorate in Nanur Khera on Thursday. He said that with hard work, dedication and selfless spirit, the jawans of home guards were discharging the important responsibility of maintaining peace, law and order, traffic management, managing fairs, cultural programmes and system maintenance during Board examinations. Along with this, they extended cooperation for tourism, Char Dham Yatra, forest fire control, rejuvenation of Rispana and planting activities.
The Chief Minister also took the salute at the ceremonial parade held on the occasion.
The Chief Minister also handed over insurance payment and welfare fund to the wives of the Home Guard volunteers who sacrificed their lives on duty. He also conferred awards for meritorious services to senior staff officers Amitabh Shrivastav, Rajiv Balooni, Ekta Uniyal, Division Commandant Lalit Mohan Joshi, Staff Officer Rahul Sachan, etc.
Also present on the occasion were Higher Education Minister of State Dr Dhan Singh Rawat, Secretary, Home, Nitesh Kumar Jha and others.