Dispur (Assam) [India]May 11 (ANI): Union Interior Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday presented Osama police with the colors of the president for their exemplary services in Guwahati, according to a press release from the Interior Ministry.
In his address, the Shah said that on this historic occasion I am proud that the Assam Police is the tenth police force in the country to receive this honor, the statement added.
Obtaining presidential colors is an extraordinary achievement for any police organization, and today the Osama police have registered their name in this proud club, and it is a matter of great honor for Osama.
Shah added that the country is unlikely to find a force that has faced such difficult situations. Recalling the rich and proud history of the 200-year-old Assam police force, in 1826 the British founded this police force by appointing several police officers to the district headquarters.
Assam’s police force is also distinguished by the fact that it gives rise to the country’s oldest anti-fighting force, the Assam Riflemen. At the time of independence, Osama’s police force was 8,000, and today it has grown to more than 70,000, he added.
The event was attended by Chief Minister Osama Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Director General of the State Police and several high-ranking officials. (ANI)