Guwahati : The Assam Rifles has organised the 9th All India Police Commando Competition at Diphu in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district.
The competition began from Wednesday and will continue till January 9.
Its main focus is to improve the standard of professional performance of the Police Forces of our country. The aim of this competition is to enhance physical and mental robustness, shooting skills, test leadership qualities under stressful conditions and foster team spirit amongst the participants.
A total of 22 teams comprising eight Central Armed Police Forces teams and 14 States Police Forces teams are participating in the event.
The competition includes Small Team Operation (Jungle), Small Team Operation (Urban), Battle Obstacle Course, firing and various physical proficiency tests with Battle loads.
Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy was the Chief Guest at the inaugural ceremony on Wednesday, wherein a small team of 21 PARA (SF) demonstrated the technique of insertion/ exfilteration by helicopters by slithering as well as Combat Free Fall (CFF) while the artists from Manipur enthralled the spectators with their spectcular drums and dances event titled ‘Rhythm of Manipur’.
Director General of Assam Rifles Lt Gen Sukhdeep Sangwan welcomed the Meghalaya Governor and other dignitaries and he exhorted all competitors to put in their best and contribute towards building a strong, effective and professional Police Force in our country.
He also spoke about the resilience and dynamism of the Assam Rifles in contributing immensely towards the peace and development of North East region.
Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy appreciated the efforts made by the Assam Rifles in conducting the competition.
The Governor proudly proclaimed that the Assam Rifles is a Force that has lived upto its credo of being ‘Friends of the North East’.
The closing ceremony of 9th All India Police Commando Competition will be on January 9 and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will be chief guest.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)