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The inauguration of Purple Hall and Medal Ceremony of Antrik Suraksha Seva Padak (Medal) was held at the 10th NAP (IR) Battalion, Zadima on 12th May 2022.

Director-General of Police, T. John Longkumer, IPS, exhorting the police personnel, congratulated the officers and jawans who were awarded on the occasion and encouraged them to be more courageous, sincere, diligent, and dedicated in their services as a policeman. Longkumer said that though the medal may look small to put on, it reflects the hard work of individual personnel and added that they should feel proud to have one and give more effort in performing their duties.

Commandant 10th NAP (IR) Zadima, Vekhosa Chakhesang, NPS in his welcome note said that the 10th NAP (IR) was born in 2001 and raised on 29th October 2002 as approved by the State Government with the motto " STRIKING TENTH" and Purple and white as its Unit colour and a Roman numeral "X" as a battalion logo. He said that since the inception of the Unit, the unit has performed various duties both inside and outside the State, one of the notable deployments was at Purulia, West Bengal for Anti- Naxalite Operation, where the unit has shown an outstanding performance in tackling and eliminating the Naxalites.

ADG, Renchamo Kikon; IGP (Adm) Sonia Singh; DIG (IR) Sendongmeren; Sr. SP Kohima, Kevithüto Sophie; Commandant 4th NAP,  Teisovise Metha, and a host of officers were part of the programme. Altogether, 920 jawans received the award in two categories.


                        (V. Khekiye, IA Kohima)