48th Home Guards Raising Day celebrated

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Shimla: 48th state level Raising Day of Himachal Home Guards and Civil Defence was celebrated with fanfare and gaiety at police grounds, Dharamshala today where Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal unfurled the organisational flag, inspected the parade and took salute from the volunteers of Home Guards and the contingents commanded by Bhopal Chauhan. Addressing Home Guards volunteers on the occasion, Chief Minister lauded the role of Home Guards as auxiliary force to the police in maintenance of internal security, perform various duties, help the community in any kind of emergency such as air-raids, fire, epidemics, cyclones, earthquakes etc., help in maintenance of essential services, promote communal harmony, assist the administration in protecting weaker sections, participate in socio-economic and welfare activities and perform civil defence duties. He said that the motive behind raising Home Guards and Civil Defence Organisation was to infuse a spirit of service, courage and patriotism amongst the people and channelise their energies in the service of the nation.