Wednesday, August 10, 2022

173 Bn CRPF 18th Unit Raising Day observed

The 173 battalion Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) based at Airfield Dimapur celebrated the “18th Unit Raising Day” on August 2 by conducting “Swarndharam Puja” and remembering and paying homage to the martyrs.
In a press release, the battalion stated that DIGP, Vishnu Goutam addressed “Sainik Sammelan” of all ranks and dwelt on the history of the unit.
He said the battalion was raised at on August 2, 2004 at Hyderabad and has since deployed operationally in Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and Nagaland.
The celebration culminated with cultural event which was attended by all ranks and invited dignitaries.
As a prelude to the celebration, the unit on August 1 organised tree plantation drive at all their camps in Dimapur and Chümoukedima districts, blood donation camp at battalion headquarters at Airfield besides Inter-Coys games and sports activities.

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