The 12th Raising Day celebration of National Disaster Response Force was held in the month of February 2017.
The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. On the occasion, he presented the Jeevan Raksha Padak awards and Distinguished Service Medals to the NDRF personnel. He also released the NDRF pictorial book and souvenir to mark the occasion.
The NDRF raised on January 19, 2006, is a specialised force capable of responding to any type of disaster in the country and abroad. It is strategically deployed across the nation as per the vulnerability profile of the country. The Ministry of Home Affairs has sanctioned 23 field locations for deployment of NDRF teams as Regional Resource Centres to ensure quick response in the event of a disaster. NDRF provided relief and rescue operations in a number of disasters including floods, train accidents, building collapse incidents, landslides in various parts of the country during the last year.