Shillong: The CRPF celebrated its 80th Raising Day on Friday. During the occasion, various activities were organized in all the units of North Eastern Sector, in Assam and Meghalaya. The IGP, North Eastern Sector, CRPF, Prakash D in a message exhorted the officers and men to rededicate themselves in the nation-building exercise. The IGP congratulated all the officers and men deployed in Assam and Meghalaya for their good work, dedication and exceptional efforts, “due to which the graph of insurgent activities have rapidly declined and general law and order situation in the States is also under control”. The North-Eastern Sector of CRPF is one of the oldest sectors of the force. At present, 9 battalions are deployed in 14 districts of Assam and 2 battalions are deployed in Meghalaya. Originally constituted as the Crown Representative Police in 1939, the CRPF is one of the oldest Central paramilitary forces in the world. CRPF was raised on July 27, 1939, as “Crown Representative” to help the States preserve law and order. After Independence, the force was renamed as Central Reserve Police Force by an Act of Parliament on December 28, 1949.