4 Dec : The combined Attestation Parade for 13th NAP (IR) Bn. was held at NAP Training Centre at Police Complex Chümukedima on 28th November 2008. Altogether 1108 Jawans from 9th, 10th 11th, 12th and 13th NAP (IR) Bn. took oath of allegiance for security service and sacrifice for the Nation during the passing out parade.
Home Minister, Imkong L. Imchen in his address appreciated the young and dynamic Jawans from different units for their daring efforts to become policemen, the guardian of the law said that there was a time that Naga boys and girls were not interested to join uniform service due to various factors. He said that over the years people have understood and realized the importance and responsibility of police service for the society and individual for their safety and security.
Imchen also stated that the state government is committed to maintain law and order at any cost because it is the pre-requisite need for development and progress of the state. The strength and effectiveness of the Government depends upon the impartial and efficient police force in the state, whereby he called upon the Police Officers and personnel to enforce Rule of Law, maintain vigilance for the benefit of the state. He further said that the Government of India has sanctioned five Indian Reserve Battalions since 1999 and one more Mahila (Women) Battalion has been sanctioned which is going to be raised next year. With the raising of these battalions, the educated boys and girls would get opportunity for employment and also get opportunity to serve the people in state and outside the state.
The Home minister also said that the Government of India has granted fund for improvement and modernization of Police force for the last ten years. Through this, the state weaponry, transport and communication, mobility, infrastructural development and security equipments etc has been improved in the last decade. He said that the state requires more fund for modernization and development, which he hoped the central Government would continue to grant aid for police modernization in future. He also reminded the top officials of the Police Department to conduct various types of in-service training programme in the unit on regular basis for the police officers and personnel to update their knowledge to be successful and dynamic professionals.
Various individuals were awarded individual prizes during the passing out parade by the Home Minister. These included, best in P.T – Martongzuk Ao 13th NAP; best in drill – Chingba 13th NAP; best in weapon handling – Lhiwezo Lasuh 13th NAP; best in firing – Imnungkumba 13th NAP, all round best – B. Mhathung Shitio 13th NAP and best in conduct – T. Kenneth Achumi.