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Assam's 'Veerangana' to be Conferred with National-level Award

Assam's 'Veerangana' to be Conferred with National-level Award

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Guwahati, July 6, 2019:

An Assam Police Commando of the 'Veerangana' unit of Assam Police, Bishmita Likhak, will be conferred with a prestigious National-level Award in national capital New Delhi’s Rajendra Bhawan.

Bishmita will be conferred with the prestigious ‘Virangana Savitribai Phule National Award 2019’ for service to society as one of the brave sentinels of Assam.

Bishmita Likhak is a resident of Narayanpur located in Lakhimpur district of Assam.

It is to be noted that Veerangana is India’s first female commando unit which officially came into existence during the tenure of erstwhile Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in the year 2012. The main objective of the 'Veeranganas' is to act against eve teasers in Guwahati city.

The Veerangana team is is also specially trained using techniques that mirror those taught to US marines, martial artists, bike riders and horse riders. They are also taughtto handle lethal as well as non-lethal arms.

The women commandos are seen sporting a black uniform with a violet cap. They are trained to swiftly carry out their tasks against eve teasers and probable mischief makers who pose a threat to the safety and dignity of women.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Jul 06, 2019