New Delhi: The Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju took the salute of the parade at the 31st Raising Day of the National Security Guard (NSG) at Manesar, Gurgaon today. Addressing the large gathering, he congratulated the NSG officers and men for living up to its motto “Sarvatra Sarvottam Suraksha” and assured the Force of the government’s commitment to meet the critical requirements of the Force.
On the occasion, Shri Rijiju felicitated the awardees of President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service, the Best Commando, Shooter and Trainer and Next of Kins of the NSG Martyrs. He also unveiled the “The Black Cat Journal” special issue-2015.
In his address, Director General, NSG Shri R C Tayal emphasised on the constant need to upgrade both techniques and tactics in order to face the new challenges and highlighted various modernisation and upgradation initiatives undertaken by NSG during the last one year including enhancement of surveillance capabilities, strengthening of the Regional Hubs, conduct of joint training of NSG with Special Forces of other countries, review of VVIP security issues and capacity building of State Police as a first responder by conduct of Joint Training exercises. The Director General assured the Nation that NSG was ready to tackle terrorism in all its manifestations.
NSG, popularly known as “The Black Cats”, has earned 53 Gallantry Awards since its inception in 1984, including 03 Ashoka Chakras, 03 Shaurya Chakras and 02 Kirti Chakras in 114 operations across the country.
To mark the Raising Day, the NSG Commandos presented a thrilling demo on the operational capabilities of the Force including VVIP security drills, K-9 Dog show, Aircraft intervention, Paramotor sailing, Free Fall and various Small Team insertion techniques which was highly appreciated by one and all present on the occasion. A large number of serving and retired officers and others attended the function and witnessed the enthralling demonstration on operational capabilities of the ‘Black Cat Commandos’.
Shri Rijiju later visited the Prerna Facilitation Centre which was started by NSG Wives Welfare Association (NWYA) for providing rehabilitation facilities to special children of NSG personnel on October 16, 2014. The facilitation Centre is equipped with State-of-Art equipments and highly skilled therapists and Counsellors. Presently, 39 children including 10 children from neighbouring villages are availing therapy at the Centre. Shri Rijiju also interacted with the children, their parents and the staff members. He was highly appreciative of the manner in which NSG had established the Centre and lauded the efforts made by NWYA for undertaking a meaningful welfare initiative.