Mysuru, Dec. 28- “Home Guards, who are assisting Police in maintenance of law and order, traffic management and other vital matters, rightly deserve to be lauded and given encouragement from the government for their selfless services,” opined Mayor R. Lingappa.
Speaking after inaugurating All-India Home Guards Day celebrations organised by District Home Guards at the Fire Brigade Parade grounds in Saraswathipuram here yesterday, the Mayor rued that selfless services of Home Guards have not been reciprocated properly and urged the government to come forward to help them by offering better emoluments and benefits.
Felicitation: Home Guards Srinivasagowda, Muniraju, Muthurayaswamy, M.S. Diddaraju, Subramani, Ramakrishna, Srinivasa Rao, Ravindra, Nagendra, Rajagopal and Rajashekar were felicitated on the occasion. Shivaranjini, the lady Home Guard who had returned a bag containing Rs. 5 lakh cash to a vehicle driver who had lost it, was feted.
Earlier, DC C. Shikha took the salute at a parade by various contingents of Home Guards.
District Home Guards Commandant Dr. P. Madesh, Deputy Commandant N. Venkatesh, Assistant Administrator Balaramegowda and others were present.