Gujarat Police to be the 8th State Police Force to have President’s Colours

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Police will become the 8th State Police Force in the country to be bestowed with the presidential colours honour on December 15.

DGP Shivanand Jha today that the Presidential Colour or NISHAAN is a visible symbol of excellence and pride for a police force. The NISHAAN is testimony of gallant deeds and service rendered by a force in the service of the nation. On 15th December 2019,Gujarat police will become the eighth state police after Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Tamil Nadu Tripura and Assam to get this honour.

‘In a ceremonial parade to be conducted on 15 th December, at the Gujarat Police Academy, Karai, Gandhinagar, the Honourable Vice President of India, Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu will award the Presidential Colours (NISHAAN) to Gujarat Police. In the function, a specially designed flag and special emblem would be awarded to Gujarat Police by the honourable Vice President,’ he said.

‘The proposal for the Presidential Colours was forwarded to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India on 21 st February this year by the Home Department of the Government of Gujarat. The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India’s committee comprising the heads of CRPF, BSF, CBI, RAW, Intelligence Bureau,Odisha Police and Himachal Pradesh Police evaluated the proposal and forwarded it to the Prime Minister’s Office. The awarding of the Presidential Colours to Gujarat Police was communicated on the 07 th of March,’ he added.

Gujarat Police was raised on 01/05/1960 by merging the District Police Units of Bombay State and Police Unit of the State of Saurashtra and Kutch. Gujarat Police,with a sanctioned strength of 106,831 Police Officers including 84,476 Civil Police and 22,355 Armed Police, is eighth largest in India and has emerged as a modern Police Force in the country today. It has faced a number of challenges successfully including organized crime, major agitations and terrorism in its 59 years long journey. It has acquired modern weaponry, vehicular fleet including special purpose vehicles, communication systems, security equipment, investigation tools, riot control and public order management tools and other support systems required for law enforcement work, Jha said.

‘Gujarat State has made tremendous progress in industrialization, infrastructure development, urbanization and economic growth and contributed significantly to the socio-economic growth of the state by maintaining peace and order. Gujarat Police has taken a lead role in the modernization of its police units under the Modernization of Police Forces (MPF) Scheme and have introduced many innovations in policing. It has also excelled in police science, sports and musketry and had brought accolades in various fields of policing and sportsmanship,’ he further added.

The DGP said that the award of Presidential Colours is the recognition of tireless, longstanding and meritorious services rendered by one and all in Gujarat Police to national security and to the safety and security of the people of Gujarat. The flag after being unveiled will become a symbol of all units of the Gujarat Police and the emblem awarded to Gujarat Police will be worn on the left hand sleeve of the uniform – signifying the unity, Esprit de corps and pride of Gujarat Police.


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