The Center names new central battalion after Maharana Pratap

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Published on: 8 Jun 2016 8:14 AM GMT
The Center names new central battalion after Maharana Pratap
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Udaipur: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, on Tuesday, announced a new India Reserve Battalion named after Maharana Pratap, the Rajput ruler from Mewar.

Singh on the occasion of the 475th birth anniversary of the Mewar king, said, the government of India would never let the memory of Maharana Pratap fade away from history.

The Union Home Minister announced the battalion at Gogunda town, in Udaipur, where the birth anniversary of the Mewar ruler was being celebrated by the state government with a grand event.

Vasundhara Raje, Chief Minister of Rajasthan, was also present in the event.

Rajnath Singh Paid tribute to the Rajput warrior:

  • Rajnath Singh and Vasundhara Raje unveiled a statue of Maharana Pratap on the occasion.
  • Singh said, “Pratap protected his dignity through valour and sacrifice and never bowed down to the Mughals.”

About the announcement:

  • The announcement to set up the Maharana Pratap Reserve Battalion is in line with the government’s decision to set up 17 new reserve battalions for J&K and Left Wing Extremism affected areas.
  • The Union Home Minister also announced a new Global Counter Terrorism Centre at the Sardar Patel Police University in Jodhpur.

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