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State police gear up for statehood day parade

By Mirror Desk Updated: Nov 17, 2018 11:13 pm
State police force display parade in traditional attires at the Nagaland Armed Police Training Centre, Chumoukedima on November 17.

Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Nov. 17: In a run-up to the statehood day celebrations on December 1, state deputy chief minister and minister of home and national highways, Y Patton, reviewed the parade and other regimental displays of the Nagaland Police (NP) at the Nagaland Armed Police Training Centre, Chumoukedima, on November 17.
Other highlights of the programmes included blind folded weapon handling display involving disassembling and assembling of 7.62 SLR, 5.56 INSAS Rifle, AKM and the LMG; drill display by the Mahila drill platoon; march past; mass band display comprising of brass and pipe bands.
With the statehood celebration around the corner, Patton insisted that the leaders, who sacrificed their life to achieve the statehood should be remembered with reverence. ‘The early statehood must be attributed to those leaders who fought for us,’ he added.
The home minister was “happy” at the drill displayed during the parade, particularly of Indian Reserve Mahilla Battalion. Patton was of the view that Nagaland will be the first state with lady jawans who can perform exceptionally at the drill. He went on to encourage them to take the lead and showcase that extra-ordinary talent to the rest of the world.
Patton also lauded the deputy general of police and his team for their excellent performance both within and outside the state. He believed that other states leader should appreciate Nagaland police force for their competency. He further informed that recently the government of Chhattisgarh had sent an appreciation to the state government for the efficient performance of IR stationed at Chhattisgarh. While appreciating the exceptional proficiency of the state police forces, Patton advised to always give thanks to God and keep up with the same performance in near future. He also congratulated the officers concerned and team for their performances.
Deputy inspector general, John Longkumer, in response to the appreciation of the deputy chief minister, said they were “inspired and motivated” to improve their drill and more so ever ready for the drill on December 1. He attributed the success to the “joint effort of everyone” from jawans to officers.
‘All over the country, Nagaland police is regarded as the best because we have given a very efficient performance in the states we were entrusted to protect,’ he said adding ‘We should be proud and be humbled at the same time.’
“We shall showcase better performance to our citizens during the statehood day as well,” state police chief said.

By Mirror Desk Updated: Nov 17, 2018 11:13:24 pm