Constable Punam Kumari of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) was declared winner, in hindi category, of the ‘Debate Competition’ organized by Sashastra Seema Bal under the aegis of National Human Rights Commission. Rifleman H T Anal of Assam rifles was judged winner in English category.
Organised in Delhi, for the second consecutive year, total of eight teams comprising of 16 speakers from Border Security Force (BSF), Sashastra Sena Bal (SSB), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Assam Rifles, participated under Hindi and English categories of Central Armed Police Forces Human Rights Debate Competition-2018.
The competition was graced by Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, Member NHRC who was the Chief Guest and the chief of jury for this competition. He was accompanied by retired IAS officer Sudhir Kumar, Former Member CAT, Special Rapporteur NHRC and Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Gurbachan Singh, Director General (investigation), NHRC as the other two jury members. The zonal and semi-finals of Central Armed Police Force debate competition were held in the months of August and September respectively.
S S Deswal, Director General of SSB welcomed the jury, all dignitaries, participants and the audience. He spoke about the necessity for security forces to respect and protect Human Rights in order to ensure National security in true sense.
After an intensive presentation of arguments for both ‘in favour’ and ‘against’ the Motion the jury deliberated and gave its verdict. Lady Constable Punam Kumari of CISF, Assistant Sub Inspector (Communication) Nitin Singh of SSB and Sub Inspector S K Singh of CISF were adjudged as the 1st, 2nd & 3rd in Hindi category and Rifleman H T Anal of Assam Rifles, Constable Sumit of SSB and Assistant Commandant Mayank Bhate of CISF team secured 1st, 2nd & 3rd position respectively in English category.
The rolling trophy was lifted by CISF and SSB finished as runner-up.