The values that emerge from out of the confluence of the civil society and the Forces carry a lot of heft for the Force personnel. These humanitarian values of mutual care and support go a long way in re-engineering an enabling eco-system for the next-of-kins of the martyrs and also for those who get unfortunately disabled in the line of duty.
Sharing his mind on the occasion of the signing of an MoU between CRPF and the Aditya Mehta Foundation to enable the ‘Divyang Warriors’ lead a self-esteem driven productive life in Hyderabad today, Dr A P Maheshwari, DG CRPF said the world does throw up immense opportunities for us to grab. The only thing needed to gainfully harness these opportunities is to re-orient our psycho-behavioral dispositions accordingly. Making a reference to the innovative project envisaged in the MoU, Dr Maheshwari said that the differently-abled personnel of CAPFs could explore myriad possibilities being offered through cyber platforms, artificial intelligence-driven digital platforms, para-sports and other artistic activities. He expressed the hope that such Force personnel will make the most of the re-skilling opportunities being opened up through the MoU.
The MoU was signed between Sh. M.R.Naik, IG, Southern Sector, CRPF and Sh. Aditya Mehta of the Aditya Mehta Foundation today in Hyderabad in the presence of Dr. Maheshwari. The novel idea that drives the MoU is to re-purpose the latent talent of the ‘Divyang Warriors’ of CRPF in diverse fields ranging from para-sports to cyber space. It merits a mention here that about 189 personnel of CRPF have lost their limbs in different combat situations while safeguarding the interests of the motherland during the last 10 years. On this occasion, Dr Maheshwari honoured five Divyang Warriors of CRPF with DG’s Commendation Discs and Certificates for their remarkable achievements in National and International Para Sports events.
It is also pertinent to mention here that about 2200 brave hearts of CRPF, the lead Force for maintenance of internal security of the country, have so far laid down their lives for the cause of the Nation. In yet another novel gesture towards the psycho-social and economic rehabilitation of the NoKs of such martyrs, Dr Maheswari today distributed appointment letters to about 20 of their immediate kins in a separate but solemn function in Hyderabad. Their services will be utilized by different private sector companies like Wipro, Toyota and Dream Studio based in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana.