Home Guards would play vital role in Commonwealth Games: CM

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New Delhi, Dec 6 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said Home Guards would play a vital role in the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Speaking at the Raising Day Parade of home guards and Civil Defence at Raja Garden, Ms Dikshit said Home Guards had been playing an important role in the security of the City and appealed them to play a more constructive role in the development of the capital.

The Chief Minister said home guards on many occasions work under a lot of strain and in adverse circumstances and it was necessary that they be suitably trained and well-equipped to deal with all demanding situations.

Ms Dikshit said the home guards could definitely play a more proactive role in other community related developmental works in the Capital. In this context, Ms Dikshit appreciated the role of home guards in traffic management during Blueline incidents.

She said the government was aware of the problems being faced by them and assured them of all possible help in this direction.

On the occasion, the Chief Minister said Delhi Government would soon fill up 4000 posts of Home Guards.

She said the government would review the functioning of home guards and Civil Defence so that necessary action can be taken for the improvement and modernisation.

Also present at the function, where Ms Dikshit was presented a robe of honour, were the Director General of Home Guards and Civil Defence U S Katna and first woman IPS Officer of India Kiran Bedi.

On the occasion, the Chief Minister distributed President's Medal to the Home Guards. Girls of Civil Defence also displayed various techniques of self-defence.

UNI

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