CISF bags “best marching contingent” award at Republic Day parade
NEW DELHI: The Central Industrial Security Force’s (CISF) Republic-Day contingent, which on Saturday was adjudged the “best marching contingent” among para-military force and other auxiliary marching contingents that participated in this year’s parade, had undergone a gruelling practice schedule spanning nearly six hours a day.
This is the fifth time that the CISF contingent has been adjudged as the best, the earlier occasions being in 2007, 2008, 2013 and 2015.
CISF director-general O P Singh on Saturday congratulated the contingent for its “excellent performance and for bringing proud moments to the organisation”. He commended all officers and jawans who helped shape up the contingent so “perfectly” that it could achieve the Best SEE ALL
The practice schedule and preparation ahead of the R-Day honour was anything but easy. Those eligible for selection had to be strongly-built, about 6 ft tall and with an age profile between 23 and 25. This year, the force personnel of the contingent started practising in the beginning of November. Their daily practice schedule would start with rigorous physical training. The marching practice would be conducted under the supervision of select outdoor instructors from 9 AM to 12:30 PM and again from 3 PM to 5:15 PM. Special sessions of yoga, massage and motivation were also thrown in.
The CISF contingent this year comprised 148 officers and jawans, including 3 lady sub-officers, and was led by assistant commandant Prabh Simran Grewal.
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Posted on February 1, 2017, in Uncategorized and tagged best marching contingent, CISF, other auxiliary marching contingents, para-military force, Republic Day parade. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.