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Posted on Dec 06, 08:45PM | UNI
Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Ashok Prasad today lauded the volunteers of Civil Defence and Home Guards for delivering selfless services to the community.
"The home guards organisation was wholeheartedly delivering noble task of selfless service to the community and the volunteers have been serving as an auxiliary to the state police," Mr Prasad, who is also the Commandant General of Home-guards and Civil Defence said while speaking at the 50th Raising Day function of Home-guards and Civil Defence here.
The DGP said that the organisation has assumed much importance as the personnel and volunteers of the two organisations do commendable job in the event of natural and man-made calamities.
"They have played an excellent role on different occasions including Amarnath yatra, departure and arrival of Haj pilgrims, and other local festivals," the Police Chief said while expressing hope that they would continue to contribute in assisting the people in the times of crisis.
Acknowledging their services, Mr Prasad recalled that civil disturbance during the years of pre-independence and the Chinese aggression in 1962, which led to the raising of Home-guards and Civil Defence to deal with the internal security and protect vital installations of the country.
" Emerging trends like climatic change, melting of glaciers, storms, earthquakes have posed challenges before us and the changes have to be taken note of to avert the chances of draught and loss of human life and property," the DGP said.
Earlier, the Inspector General of Police, Home guards, Civil Defence Yoginder Koul deliberated on the history of the organisation and said that the volunteers have been doing a noble service during the times of peace and war.