54th CISF Raising Day 2023 Celebrated Today, PM Modi Greets Security Forces

Every year, March 10 is annually marked as CSIF Raising Day. This year, it commemorates the completion of 54 years of its establishment. CISF is regarded as one of the six paramilitary forces in India that came into being in 1969, under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. Know more about this organisation and its significance here.

54th Anniversary of CISF Raising Day
54th Anniversary of CISF Raising Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his felicitations to the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on its 54th ‘Raising Day’ celebrated today i.e. March 10, 2023 (Friday). PM Modi extolled the Central Force as it plays a pivotal role in ensuring 24-hour continuous safety to the critical infrastructures across the country.

Modi asserted that the military force is widely known for its valuable hard work. PM Modi took to the Twitter handle to extend his best wishes to all CISF Personnel. The CISF has a major role in the country’s security networks they are deployed for providing nonstop security at various key locations that involve critical and strategic infrastructure. India’s Prime Minister goes on further by saying that the professional work and observatory aspects of the army force.



Why is CISF Raising Day celebrated?

March 10 is observed yearly as the CISF Raising Day. CISF is the primary armed police force under the Ministry of Home Affairs. It is responsible for carrying out various important tasks such as security to public sector undertakings, power plants, seaports, airports and other infrastructure projects of the government across India. 



Hence, this day is celebrated for the appreciation of the several roles that they fulfil. The CISF unit is involved in various social welfare activities as instructed by the government. The dedicated team safeguards the assets of the country and executes rescue operations in required emergency situations. 



CISF Establishment

Under the Indian Parliament Act, CISF was set up on March 15 1969 and the strength was 2,800 at that time. It is a highly reputable federal police organisation in India. Its main aim is to provide high-level security to more than 356 industrial units, government facilities, and projects that are located across the country.

On March 10, it completed 54 years and for the first time, this day is being celebrated outside of Delhi, as tweeted by CISF. Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs of India will attend the grand celebration as the Chief Guest.

Emergence of CISF

Talking about the origin of CISF, it was formed after the massive fire which broke out at the Heavy Engineering Corporation Plant in Ranchi in 1964 which further gave rise to this organisation. A disastrous fire broke out at HEC Ranchi and subsequently led to the disrupted functioning of PSUs at Ranchi, Rourkela etc. Hence, in order to provide better protection and security for the PSUs, CISF was created.

On the occasion of the 54th Anniversary of CISF, Union Home Minister Amit Shah proclaimed that the efforts of force are commendable for their “instrumental” and “unwavering commitment” to the nation’s security for so many years and beyond.

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