Amit Shah, Union Home Minister, attended the 54th Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Raising Day parade at the National Industrial Security Academy (NISA) in Hyderabad on Sunday. On March 10, 1969, the CISF was established by an act of the Indian Parliament.
Since then, March 10 has been designated as CISF Rising Day. The CISF’s annual Raising Day celebrations are taking place today in Hyderabad. Earlier on Saturday, Shah stated that the CISF is one of India’s internal security pillars.
According to officials, this is the first time the CISF has celebrated ‘Raising Day’ outside of the national capital, New Delhi. It used to be held at the CISF venue in Ghaziabad, on the outskirts of Delhi. Last year, Shah visited the Central Industrial Security Force’s (CISF) 53rd Raising Day event at Ghaziabad’s Indirapuram. Over the past few years, all paramilitary troops have celebrated Raising Day outside of Delhi.
On March 19, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) will conduct its annual Raising Day in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district, which was long ruled by Left Wing Extremism (LWE). On March 10, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) troops on their Raising Day for providing round-the-clock protection at crucial places.
In a tweet, PM Modi said, “On their Raising Day, best wishes to all CISF personnel. The CISF has a vital role in our security apparatus. They provide round-the-clock security at key locations including critical and strategic infrastructure.”
“The force is known for its hardwork and professional outlook,” added PM Modi.
Union Minister Shah also greeted the CISF troops a happy raising day and praised their unflinching dedication to the nation’s security.’
Taking to his Twitter, Amit Shah said, “Warm wishes to the personnel of CISF on their raising day. They have been instrumental in securing India’s critical infrastructures and public places.”
“I salute their unwavering commitment to the security of the nation,” Amit Shah added.