GUWAHATI: The Directorate General of Civil Defence and Commandant General of Home Guards, Assam have celebrated the All India Civil Defence and Home Guards Day today on December 6 at the Central Training Institute, Panikhaiti, Guwahati.
Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Assam Kumar Sanjay Krishna attended the programme as the Chief Guest. Addressing the function, the Additional Chief Secretary said that Civil Defence and Home Guards have played an important role by maintaining law and order during times of disaster. He added that the Civil Defence and Home Guards have been discharging selfless duties and services for the common people at large. He commended them for their service and anticipated their continued serve to the people with even greater zeal and enthusiasm.
At the outset of the programme, the Chief Guest was given the guard of honour by the parade contingents. The Additional Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna released a Souvenir of the Civil Defence and Home Guards on the occasion. He also gave away the President’s Home Guards and Civil Defence Medal for Distinguished service to Lakhiram Bordoloi, Dy. DCD & Dy. CGHG, Assam which was conferred on 15 August, 2018. President’s Home Guards and Civil Defence Medal for Meritorious Service had previously been received by Nabajyoti Borah, Senior Staff Officer (A) cum Principal, CTI (CD) & HG), Panikhaiti and Shri Mukut Ali, Subedar, ASRF Bn-I, Barjhar, Nalbari which was conferred on 15 August, 2017.
Director General of Civil Defence and Commandant General of Home Guards, Assam, Pallab Bhattacharyya also addressed the gathering and said that the selected Home Guards would be put into work very soon. A beautiful parade was displayed by the Civil Defence and Home Guards Contingents during the programme.