He will also pay homage to martyrs as a wreath will be placed on his behalf at Madhya Pradesh’s Neemuch town, where the CRPF’s first battalion was raised on July 27, 1939, as the Crown Representative’s Police (CRP) under the British. Its name was changed to Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in 1949 under the Indian Union by the country’s first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
The headquarters of the country’s largest paramilitary force is located at Lodhi Road. Mega raising day events are not being held this year in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing protocols.
Home Minister will also unveil three documentaries prepared by the CRPF depicting the role of its ‘corona warriors’, environment protectors and troops involved in internal security.