New Delhi. A national award in the name of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose will be given every year to police personnel who do excellent work in rescue and relief operations during any kind of disaster, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Sunday.
The announcement came on the 75th anniversary of Bose’s declaration of the formation of India’s first independent government the Azad Hind Government on October 21, 1943 as reported by PTI.
“From this year onwards, we will give an award in the name of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose to police personnel who do exemplary work while rescuing and providing relief to people during the time of any disaster,” Prime Minister Modi said.
“These NDRF and SDRF personnel are our brave policemen. They are from police forces. Many people even do not know who they are, when they rescue people and provide relief during the collapse of a building, when there is a fire or when there is a train accident,” PM Modi said.
The NDRF and SDRF are constituted with personnel from the Central paramilitary forces and State police organisations respectively. PM Modi said the award will be announced on January 23, Netaji’s birthday.