The NATIONAL DISASTER RESPONSE FORCE (NDRF) celebrates 19 January as its FORMATION DAY. The NDRF came into existence on January 19, 2006. The specialised task force has been constituted for “special response to a threatening disaster situation or a disaster.” Located at 12 different locations in the country, there are 12 NDRF battalions. On this occasion, Hon’ble chief guest awards the medals to NDRF personnel for Presidents Police Medal for Distinguished Service and Police Medal for Meritorious Service. Designated Ministers also release the NDRF’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on the occasion.
It is pertinent to mention here that, NDRF, is world’s FIRST DEDICATED STAND-ALONE DISASTER RESPONSE FORCE, a multi skilled and high-tech organization that effectively responds to all types of natural and man-made disasters, with fully equipped search and rescue and specialized CBRN Response Teams. This humanitarian force has responded professionally in saving lives and livelihood and preparing communities for any calamity, justifying its motto ‘Apda Seva Sadav Sarvatra’.