ITBP passing out parade: CM Dami attended as Chief Guest, released book on the history of ITBP

Chief Minister Dhami was the Chief Guest for the passing out parade and oath-taking ceremony held at ITBP Academy, Mussoorie. He also released a book titled 'History of ITBP' published by ITBP.

ITBP passing out parade: CM Dami attended as Chief Guest, released book on the history of ITBP

Chief Minister Dhami was the Chief Guest for the passing out parade and oath-taking ceremony held at ITBP Academy, Mussoorie where 53 officers took the oath of service to the nation today after successfully completing the basic training.

CM Dhami congratulated the young officers of the force and said that ITBP has a proud history of courage, determination, valour and sacrifice. He said that ITBP is the watchdog of the Himalayas and guards the difficult borders of the nation with dedication and high motivation. He said that ITBP has been playing the role of security and rescue in every calamity situation, especially for the people in distress in remote hilly areas.

Book on ITBP history released

On this occasion, CM Pushkar Singh Dhami along with DG ITBP SS Deshwal has released a special book titled 'History of ITBP' published by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) at ITBP Academy. This book has been published with the objective of providing a factual history of the force and the officers and jawans of the force for an in-depth description, it also covers the official history of the force and can also be used for administrative and training purposes. It will also be useful for related research.CM congratulated the DG, ITBP and the publishing team on the successful publication of the first book in the history of ITBP.

Welcoming the Chief Minister, SS Deshwal, Director General, ITBP elaborated on the achievements of ITBP and said that the force is maintaining the highest level of professionalism in its ranks by imparting quality training to its men in the emerging security scenario. He said that ITBP has been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 in the country and has extended all possible help to the people of the country by standing with the nation during the first and second wave of the pandemic.

ITBP got 53 young officers

A total of 53 Assistant Commandants have passed out from ITBP Academy today. These include 42 assistant fighters (Bihar-3, Chandigarh-1, Haryana-4, Jharkhand-1, Karnataka-3, Kerala-1, Ladakh-2, Punjab-1, Maharashtra-7, Manipur-2, Rajasthan-6, Tamil Nadu -1, Uttarakhand-2, Uttar Pradesh-8) is from General Duty Cadre and is a Company Commander who has completed 52 weeks of basic training in 26th AC/GD Basic Course. Of these, 25 officers are technical education degree holders, including 1 M Tech, 17 B Tech, and 7 BE. Another 11 are engineering cadre officers (Chandigarh-1, Haryana-2, Rajasthan-1, Uttarakhand-4, Uttar Pradesh-3). Are Assistant Fighters/ Engineers who have completed the 49th Geo Combatization Training Course of 25 weeks. These officers will now be posted in the field units of the force.

For the first time, 2 women officers (Assistant Commandants) who joined ITBP through the UPSC selection process (CAPF AC exam of UPSC) - Prakriti and Diksha also took the oath of service to the nation in this team. The recruitment of women combat officers as Company Commanders started in ITBP from 2016 through UPSC.

SS Deshwal, DG, ITBP, Daljit Singh Choudhary, ADG HQ, Manoj Singh Rawat, ADG Western Command ITBP and Nilabh Kishor IG, Director Academy were present on this occasion.