Homeguards/Civil Defence celebrates 61st Annual Raising Day

Srinagar: The 61st Annual Raising Day of Homeguards and Civil Defence was celebrated on Wednesday by the J&K Home Guards and Civil Defence Organization to make citizens aware about the significance of Civil Defence besides highlighting the role of the volunteers and wardens of Home Guards & Civil Defence during the crisis.
On this occasion, while complimenting volunteers of both the Organizations for their unwavering support in the times of crisis, S.J.M. Gillani, IPS, Commandant General Home Guards, CD and SDRF, reiterated that members of these organizations have consistently played an indispensable role in pursuit of their service to the society. He hoped that volunteers of these organizations will persist in their vital role in nation building with excellence.
At Jammu, a ceremonial function was held in the lawns of SDRF 2nd Battalion, Gandhi Nagar Jammu where Shri Umesh Kumar Yadav, IPS, DIG Homeguards, CD & SDRF, Jammu was the chief guest. In his address to the contingents of the Home Guard and Civil Defence volunteers and wardens, Yadav highlighted the indomitable role of these volunteers for the national building and fostering communal harmony during the challenging times.
On this occasion, the greeting messages of President of India, Lieutenant Governor J&K, Union Home Secretary, Chief Secretary J&K, FC(ACS) Home J&K besides DGP J&K and Commandant General, HG/CD & SDRF were also read over by Zahid Naseem Manhas, IPS Commandant/ Divisional Commandant Home Guards, Jammu, congratulating the volunteers on the raising day besides recalling their selfless service for the nation. The function was among others attended by Aijaz Ali, SP Staff Officer (Trainings), Area Commandants of Home Guards and Deputy Controllers Civil Defence of Jammu province besides officers/ officials of the Directorate of HG, CD & SDRF.
A similar function was held at SDRF Complex, Baghat Srinagar in which Firdous Iqbal, IPS Divisional Commandant Home Guards Kashmir was the chief guest. In his address, Firdous Iqbal, IPS congratulated members of these organizations and recalled that these volunteers/wardens have rendered selfless service to the nation and they have played an important role in harnessing community efforts during times of crisis.
Besides Area Commandants of Home Guards and Deputy Controllers of Civil Defence, the function was also attended by the volunteers/wardens of Home Guards and Civil Defence. At the end of event, mementoes were given to the participant contingents besides Chief Wardens of Civil Defence Kashmir and other officers/officials, who facilitated successful conduct of the event.

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