Manesar : Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Friday assured the National Security Guard (NSG) of the government’s commitment to meet its critical requirements.
He was speaking after taking the salute of a parade on the occasion of the NSG’s 31st Raising Day at Manesar in Gurgaon.
Rijiju congratulated the NSG officers and personnel for living up to their motto of ‘Sarvatra Sarvottam Suraksha’.
He also felicitated awardees of the President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service, the Best Commando, Shooter and Trainer and the next of kin of NSG martyrs.
He also unveiled the ‘The Black Cat Journal’ special issue-2015.
The Director General of NSG, R C Tayal emphasised on the constant need to upgrade both techniques and tactics to face new challenges.
He highlighted various modernisation and upgradation initiatives undertaken by NSG during the last one year, including enhancement of surveillance capabilities, strengthening of 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 through joint training exercises.
Popularly known as ‘The Black Cats’, the NSG has earned 53 gallantry awards since its inception in 1984, including three Ashoka Chakras, three Shaurya Chakras and two Kirti Chakras in 114 operations conducted across the country.
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 was presented on the occasion of the Raising Day in the presence of invited guests, serving and retired NSG officers and others.
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.
The facilitation Centre is equipped with state-of-the-art equipments and highly skilled therapists and counsellors. Presently, 39 children, including 10 children from neighbouring villages, are availing therapy at the centre.
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.