CRPF’s Rapid Action Force celebrated 31st anniversary in Delhi

Trophies were given to the achiever battalions of RAF

The Rapid Action Force (RAF), a specialised unit of Central Reserve Police Force  for  controlling riots ,  celebrated its 31st anniversary today  by organizing a National Seminar on the subject ‘Management of Public Disorder : Challenges and Strategies to Restore Normalcy’  in News Delhi .  Minister of State for Home Affairs  Nityanand Rai was the Chief Guest and  he felicitated 1 Distinguished Medal and 19 Gallantry Medal recipients on the occasion.

 106 th Battalion of RAF was given   Best Operational trophy whereas  Best Administration  trophy was given to 194 RAF. The Best E- Governance trophy was  presented  to  91 Battalion of Rapid Action Force.
Panel consisting of retired police officers, Dr Vikram Singh (retired  Director General of Uttar Pradesh Police ) and  retired Director General of Bureau for Police Research and Development Dr Meeran Chadha Bornwankar, along with senior officers from CAPFs, officers from the administration at the Centre, States, and Union Territories, participated in  discussions on the swiftly changing dynamics of public disorder, ever- evolving multiple challenges, and roles of different stakeholders in order to devise the most effective and implementable strategies.
Deputy NSA Pankaj Singh addressed the RAF seminar

MoS for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai, addressing the  RAF’s  Anniversary celebrations  emphasized the extraordinary and consistent contribution of RAF in serving the Country. He remarked that the Rapid Action Force has consistently lived up to its name, displaying exemplary agility in promptly and effectively countering anti-national forces. Besides expressing his gratitude to the Hon’ble Minister for his presence in the event,

Director General of CRPF Sujoy Lal Thaosen, in his address, extolled the exceptional role played by RAF not only in maintaining the law and order, and religious harmony in the Nation but also in rescue, relief and disaster management operations across the world.
Deputy National Security Advisor of India Pankaj Singh was the Chief Guest for the valedictory session of the National Seminar and recalled his tenure in the CRPF, among other things. While sharing his thoughts about CRPF, he described it as an extremely disciplined and versatile force.
Journey of 20 years : 
Raised on this day in 1992, RAF has now grown into 15 formidable Battalions deployed in different parts of India. RAF is trained to establish  peace and public order by quick riot control, effective crowd control, sustaining peace in large religious congregations, and unparalleled disaster management.
RAF’s  credo is “Serving Humanity with Sensitive Policing”. The force also has served beyond national borders. Ita served in United Nations Peacekeeping Missions in Haiti in 1995, in Kosovo during 2000 to 2005,  and in Liberia from 2007 to 2016.