Union Home Minister Amit Shah launched a new Insignia “Garud” for security branch of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) yesterday here in New Delhi. The Home Minister said that it would give a new identity to the personnel providing security to common man and VIP’s.
Garuda as eagle is unique with 360 degree alertness that matches the qualities for VIP security duties. Insignia has Sheild and Sword, which represent warfare and agression . This denotes the offensive and defensive mechanism required for VIP security duties for any police force or agency. Motto of VIP security is three A i.e. ” Always Aware Alert ” and सदैव सचेत सतर्क in Hindi.
According to a press release, VIP security duties started its journey in CRPF as a specialized responsibility in 2014 and 59 central protectees are getting its security cover presently . Out of these 15 are Z+ , 21 are Z and 23 are in other categories.
Garuda is a legendry bird taht appears in both Hindhu and Buddhist mythology . A mixture of Eagle and Human feature, Garuda is the Vaahan (vehicle ) of Lord Vishn. Garuda is also believed to protect the bearer from evil.