CRPF remembers Heroes of Sardar Post on Valour Day

DG CRPF fecilitated Kishan Singh , the lone survivor of Battle of Sardar Post.
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) honored 48 Gallantry Medal recipients for their exemplary bravery. Apart from them 8 other officers and personnel were awarded with Asadharan Asuchana Medal for commendable service in providing information leading to  successful operations.The ceremony was organised on the occasion of ‘ Valour Day’ in memory of Battle of Sardar Post.

CRPF  commemorated ‘Valour Day’ today, paying tribute to the brave souls who gallantly defended our nation’s honor during the historic ‘Battle of Sardar Post In the Rann of Kutch.

CRPF Director General Anish Dayal Singh,  in a solemn ceremony at the National Police Memorial in  New Delhi,  laid a wreath to honor the fallen heroes. Following the  tribute, later in the day he attended a felicitation ceremony at the Shaurya CRPF Officers Institute as the Chief Guest.

According to a press release , among the esteemed guests was  Kishan Singh, the lone surviving veteran of the Sardar Post Battle, whose heroic accounts continue to inspire generations. Kishan Singh was felicitated by the DG.

In his address,  CRPF Chief Anish Dayal Singh, lauded the dedication of CRPF personnel in safeguarding the Country. He emphasized the  commitment  of the force to upholding its tradition of valor and sacrifice in the face of diverse challenges such as terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, insurgency in the North East, and Maoism in left-wing extremism-prone areas.

CRPF Director General Anish Dayal Singh, laid a wreath at the National Police Memorial in New Delhi.

He proudly  recounted instances of bravery and sacrifice during the battle of Sardar post, the battle of hot spring, the Parliament attack, and recent encounters with the  Maoists in Basaguda,Chhattisgarh, where CRPF, along with State  police, neutralized 13 Maoists and made significant recoveries.

Shri Singh  highlighted the increasing credibility of CRPF among the citizens, referring to them as the sentinels of internal security. He praised the exemplary duties performed by CRPF’s Mahila battalions across the country, setting inspirational examples of women empowerment.
Director General of CRPF assured the “Veer Naris” and families of martyrs that CRPF stands with them, solid as a rock in its commitment to their welfare and addressing their grievances promptly. He also expressed gratitude to the families of personnel for their sacrifices and urged all members to uphold the exemplary legacy of fallen heroes with honor, courage, and determination.

Valour Day, observed every year on April 9th, commemorates the extraordinary valor displayed by the CRPF soldiers during the Battle of Sardar Post in the Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, in 1965. Despite facing overwhelming odds, CRPF personnel numbering 300 only fought bravely  and defended their post against a well planned attack of a Pakistani Army brigade,   neutralizing many enemy forces, and making the ultimate sacrifice for the nation.