Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy took part in the Raising Day function organized in Greater Noida today on the 59th Raising Day of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
“Our culture speaks about Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, which gives the message of world peace. At the same time our culture also gives us the mantra to fully empower ourselves for any kind of adverse situation”, Reddy said while addressing the audience. The ITBP, since its inception in 1962, has been protecting our borders. The Jawans often perform their duties with high morale and patriotism in the service of the nation.
Acknowledging the services rendered by the ITBP, Reddy said that the Force was working with zeal and high order of professionalism even in the uncongenial and extreme conditions on our mountainous borders. Whether it is battling terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir or Left Wing Extremism in Chhattisgarh, the ITBP has performed with excellence, he said. “When the country was battling the Corona pandemic under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, ITBP personnel also took part. During the Lockdown, essential items were supplied by the ITBP to people residing in remote areas. He emphasized the selfless service rendered by the ITBP in various efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19 in the country”, Reddy said.
“The ITBP, under the guidance of Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, was given the responsibility of running the world's largest COVID -19 hospital in Chhatarpur, named the Sardar Patel Covid Hospital, which was set by ITBP as an example of service to humanity”, the Minister said.