Due to Covid-19, CISF passing out parade turns virtual

In the time of pandemic, even passing out parades of paramilitary forces have turned virtual.

Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy on Monday reviewed the passing out parade at CISF NISA Hyderabad through webinar. Eleven Assistant Commandants (probationer), 79 Sub-Inspectors and 10 Assistant Sub-Inspectors passed out from CISF NISA Hyderabad.

CISF DG Rajesh Ranjan and other senior officers were also present.

Though it’s a grand affair for the force, in times of Covid-19, for the first time, e-Passing Out Parade was organised. The Parade was witnessed electronically by the families, friends and general public.

In her welcome address, Director of NISA Hyderabad Anjana Sinha presented a report on the training activities. She complimented trainees for their sincerity and dedication and hoped the rigorous training imparted at the centre would stand in good stead in their professional career.

The DG emphasised the role of CISF in protecting vital installations. The CISF’s endeavour was to nurture the core qualities, like discipline, turnout, physical fitness and professionalism of all the officers and personnel that render the vital edge in the functioning, he added.

During the occasion, the message from Home Minister Amit Shah was read by the DG. Shah praised the CISF officers and personnel for their uncompromising determination and immaculate professionalism in securing the citizens and national assets during the Covid-19 epidemic.

Applauding the CISF’s growing role in the changing security scenario of the country, Reddy said it creditably secured airports, critical and very sensitive establishments. He also praised the women CISF personnel and their role in securing the most critical assets of the nation.

“The officers who passed out today, during the course of their training, acquired skills in a wide array of subjects, from indoor subjects like industrial security, security of buildings, monuments & vital installations, intelligence & surveillance, aviation security, IS duties, fire prevention & fighting, human rights, VIP security, forensic science, law, science & technology, modern electronic security gadgets, computers, human behaviour, CISF Act & Rules,” read a statement issued on the occasion.

To meet and overcome the challenges of internal security and those arising from Naxal and terror groups, the trainees were subjected to jungle camp training, raids, ambush & counter-ambush, night navigation and QRT type practical training as well.