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Mahila Battalions

Mahila Battalions

CRPF is the only Para Military Force in the Country which has three Mahila (Ladies) Battalions. After its training in March 1987, 88(M) Bn won laurels for its work assisting the Meerut riots and later with the IPKF in Srilanka. Personnel of second Mahila battalion (135 Bn) performed creditably during the Lok Sabha elections 1996 in many states. At present mahila personnel are deployed in active duty in Jammu & Kashmir, Ayodhya, Manipur, Assam and other parts of the country where they are doing commendable job. In addition each RAF battalion has a Mahila (Ladies) component consisting of 96 personnel.

With increasing participation of women in politics, agitation and crime, policemen have been feeling handicapped in handling women agitations especially because even a small, real or alleged misdemeanour on their part in dealing with any matter related to women has the potential of turning into a serious law & order problem. To cope with such eventualities the first Mahila Bn in CRPF, the 88(M) Bn was created in 1986 with HQR in Delhi. The successful experiment of the 88 (Mahila) Bn and the ever increasing requirement of a Mahila component in dealing with emerging law and order situation as well as the Government emphasis to empower the women Department had taken a of raising the second and third Mahila Bn i.e the 13 (M) Bn with HQR at Gandhinagar (Gujarat) in 1995 and the 213 Bn with HQR at Nagpur(Maharastra) in 2011.

Further to augment above concept a new CRPF Mahila Bn. i.e. the 232(M) Bn is also being raised at Ajmer during current financial year 2014-15.

The Mahila Bn. celebrated it’s Silver Jubilee this year. H.E. The President of India, Smt. Pratibha D. Patil took salute of the parade. Smt. Meira Kumar, Hon’ble Speaker of Lok Sabha honoured the achievers of the unit which included Padamsri Ms. Kunja Rani Devi and the gallantry medalists. Sh. Kapil Sibal, Hon’ble Minister for Communications released "First Day Cover”. A Coffee Table Book was also released by Shri P. Chidambaram, Hon’ble Home Minister. Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson NAC presented a trophy to the 88 ( Mahila ) Battalion.

It has completed 77 years of glorious history. The Force has grown into a big organization with 240 Bn, (including 207 executive Bns, 6Mahila Bns, 10 RAF Bns, 10 CoBRA Bns, 5 Signal Bns and 1 Special Duty Group), 43 Group Centres, 20 Training Institutions, 3 CWS, 7 AWS, 3 SWS, 4 Composite Hospitals of 100 bed and 17 Composite Hospitals of 50 bed.

OPS Achievement

DATE PLACE ACHIEVEMENT REMARKS
07/03/1987 JHARODHA KALAN NEW DELHI PASSING OUT PARADE OF THIS UNIT (ONLY WOMEN) HELD HONORABLE PRIME MINISTER SHRI RAJIV GANDHI WAS THE CHIEF GUEST, SHRI H.K.L. BHAGAT, BHAJAN LAL, BUTA SINGH P. CHIDAMBARAN AND MRS. MARGREAT ALVA.
22/05/1987 MEERUT HONORABLE HOME MINISTER P. CHIDAMBARAN VISIT RIOT HIT AREAS OF MEERUT
21/12/1987 SRILANKA B/88 AIRLIFTED TO JAFFNA (SRILANKA)
15/01/1988 SRILANKA (PALAH) MINE BLAST IN SRILANKA AT PALAH A CONVEY OF VEHICLES CARRYING THE COMDT-88 BN AND OTHER SUFFERED MINE BLAST NEAR (PALAH), AS A RESULT NO- 800655293 CT DIGAMBER DUTT OF THIS UNIT SUSTAINED INJURY AT THE RIGHT ELBOW .
31/08/1988 SRILANKA ½ SECTION OF A/88 DEPLOYED AT ELEPHANT PASS CHECK POST IN SRILANKA QHILW SEARCHING OPERATION (ASSISTING IPKF) CAPTURED 1192 NOS. CAPTURED 1192 NOS. OF DATONATORES OF NO.27 TYPE MILITANTS (ONE WOMAN NAMED "KADITA UMA” BY 03 MAHILA OR’S NAMELY L/NK RAJWANTI, CT BIMLA DEVI AND CT LEETA BAI CT/BIMLA DEVI AWARDED SENA MEDAL. 15/08/89 NEW DELHI NO. 860881072 L/NK RAJWANTI OF A/88 AWARDED ARMY CHIEF’S COMMENDATION ON THE OCCASION OF INDEPENDENCE DAY 1989. CASH
12/12/1990 AYODHYA SH. JOGINDER SINGH IGP N/S SANCTION CASH REWARD TO 15 PERSL OF F/88 FOR PROVIDING SECURITY AND ESCORT TO SMT. UMA BHATT M.P FROM AYODHYA TO ALLAHABAD. CASH REWARD
05/10/1992 SRINAGAR AT ABOUT 1730 HRS NO. 900880625 CT/M REKHA KUSHWAHA OF B/88 DIED ON THE SPOT DUE TO MILITANTS FIRING NEAR ABTAMALOO BUS STAND (SNR) WHEN MILITANT FIRED AT THE IN WHICH SHE WAS TRAVELLING AFTER PERFORMING L/O DUTY. AWARDED GALLANTRY MEDAL
16/01/2001 SRINAGAR CT/M BINDU KUMRE OF D/88 KILLED IN FIRING AT SNR AIRPORT ON 16/01/2001, NO.860883093 HC/GD JAYANTI PRAYAG AND NO. 95330226 CT/M ANJALI KUMARI INJURED AT SAME PLACE ON 16/01/2001 AWARDED GALLANTRY MEDAL
26/03/2001 SRINAGAR AT ABOUT 1730 HRS TWO MILITANT OF LET ENTERED IN MALE LINE OF DETT/88 AT SNR AND OPENED FIRE. IN ATTACK NO. 751290939 HC/GD ABDUL QUYOOM, NO. 88006040402 CT/M PHOOL PATI OF B/88, NO. 680375028 CT/GD GULAM HYDER OF F/88 AND NO. 9433341341 CT/DVR (SECTOR) WASIR SINGH WERE KILLED ON THE SPOT. NO 700200408 HC/GD KARAN SINGH GOT FRACTURE IN HIS LEG 01 MILITANT KILLED BY NO 750070356 HC/GD RAJ MANGAL SINGH AND TWO A.K -47 RIFLE ,11 MAGAZINE ,141 LIVING AMN AND 520 CASH CORE HAND GRENADE RECOVERED FROM THE MILITANT
13/12/01 DELHI NO. 943040119 CT/M KAMLESH KUMARA OF B/88 KILLED AT IRON GATE OF P/HOUSE DURING FIDDAYEN ATTACK AT ABOUT 1140 ON 13/12/2001 AWARDED THE HIGHEST GALLANTRY AWARD "ASHOK CHAKRA " BY HONORABLE PRESIDENT OF INDIA ON THE 53TH REPUBLIC DAY
JAN 2007 LIBERIA CONSEQUENT ON SELECTION AND DETAILED IN FFPU MEMBER SI-01, HC-01, CT-15, TOTAL -17 PERSONNEL DEPLOYED IN LIBERIA UNDER NATION MISSION (UNMIL)
26/01/2010 DELHI ON THE OCCASION 61 REPUBLIC DAY COMMANDANT SEEM DHUNDIA AWARDED BY POLICE GALLANTRY AWARD
16/08/2010 DELHI AS SPECIAL CASE 02 COY OF 88 BN DETAIL FOR CWG - 2010 AND PERFORM THE DUTIES IN COMMON WEALTH GAMES.
08/03/2011
TO COMMEMORATE THE SILVER JUBLEE OF 88 MAHILA BN AND IMPRESSIVE CEREMONIAL PARADE WAS HELD AT THE CRPF PARADE GROUND, JHARODA KALAN, ON 08/03/2011. THE CHIEF GUEST SMT. PRATIBH DEVI SINGH PATIL HONORABLE PRESIDENT OF INDIA AND THE SUPREME COMMANDER OF THE INDIAN ARMED FORCE. ON THE SAME AFTERNOON A SPECIAL FUNCTION WAS HELD AT SHOURYA. THE HONORABLE SPEAKER LOK SHBHA MS. MEERA KUMAR APPRECIATED OUR ACHIEVERS SH. KAPIL SIBAL MINISTER OF COMM. RELEASED THE SPECIAL COVER ON 88 BN MR. P. CHIDAMBARAM, MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS RELEASED THE COFFEE TABLE BOOK WHILE MS. SONIA GANDHI , CHAIRPERSON NAC PRESENTED A TROPHY TO THE UNIT TO INSPIRE GENERATIONS OF WOMAN


ACHIEVEMENT IN GAMES /SPORT

DATE PLACE ACHIEVEMENT REMARKS
27/04/1985 NEW DELHI FOLLOWING M/RECRUITS OF THE UNIT PARTICIPATED IN MID DAY CROSS COUNTRY RACE ORGANIZED BY NATIONAL STADIUM
  1. SITA KESHAV
  2. SARLA KUMARA
  3. MANJU MISHRA
  4. YASHWAMI
M/RECRUIT SITA KESHAV WAS THE THIRD AMONG WOMEN TO REACH THE FINISH POINT 3 OTHERS ALSO COMPLETED THE RACE INDIVIDUALLY SHOWING GOOD PROMISE FOR FUTURE THE TEAM WAS ADJUDGED AS IIIRD

19/11/1986 ALLAHABAD FOLLOWING MAHILA RECRUITS PARTICIPATE IN INDIA MEMORIAL HALF MARATHON (21KM) RACE HELD AT M.M.M STADIUM ALLAHABAD ON 19/11/1986 AND SECURED POSITION NOTED AGAINST EACH:-
  1. SITA KESHAV-20TH
  2. SURESH DAGAR- 21ST
  3. ANITA BISHT – 22ND

20/01/1987 NEW DELHI INDIAN OPEN RATH MERATHAN (42 KMS) WAS HELD IN DELHI (NEHRU STADIUM) ON 21/12/1986 NO. 860885675 CT/M SITA KESHAV OF A/88 STORED IIIRD POSITION. ONE BRONZE MEDAL” A TROPHY APART FROM GIFTS LIKE TRACK SUIT ETC WERE AWARDED TO HER. SHE HAS PROMOTED AS L/NK IN 10% UNQUALIFIED QUOTA AND A CASH REWARD OF RS. 500/- WAS ALSO SANCTION TO HER
23/07/1987 NEW DELHI FOR BRINGING CONSIDERABLY PRICEWORTHY POSITIONS IN ALL INDIA POLICE GAMES-1987 HELD AT MADHUBAN (HARYANA) FORM 1/2/1987 TO 8/2/1987 EIGHT (8) MAHILA PARTICIPANTS OF UNIT AWARDED A CASH REWARD OF RS. 530/- BY IGP (HQRS) CRPF
20/12/1987 KERLA OUR MAHILA JUDO TEAM PARTICIPATED IN IIND NATIONAL GAMES AT CALLCUT (KERLA) AND BAGGED FOLLOWING MDEALS
  1. CT/ KRISHNA KUMARA – SILVER
  2. SI SUDHA SHERMA – BRONZE
  3. NK KOMAL JEET – BRONZE
  4. CT PRATIBHA GIRI – BORNZE

04/02/1989 INDORE JUDO TEAM OF THIS BN PARTICIPATED IN 11TH WOMEN SENIOR NATINAL JUDO CHAMPIONSHIP BEING HELD AT INDORE (MP) W.E.F 1/2/0989 TO 4/2/1989 FOLLOWING JUDOKAS OF THIS UNIT OBTAINED POSITION AS NOTED AGAINST EACH THEY HAVE BEEN SUITABLY REWARDED FOR THEIR PRAISE WORTH PERFORMANCE.
  1. 860885211 L/NK TH. MEMA DEVI – 3RD
  2. 860882603 CT BASHIRA BEGUM

05/02/1989 TO 12/02/1989 NEW DELHI ALL INDIA POLICE GAMES 1989 WAS HELD AT NEW/DELHI UNDER THE SUPERVISION AND ARRANGEMENT CISF. MAHILA TEAM OF CRPF GOT SECOND POSITION BY SECURING POINTS. 4*100 M RELAY RACE L/NK NAOBI DEVI, CT. BANDITA BISWAS , BEENA L. , HC SHERLEY M.N – 2ND POSITION
LONG JUMP CT SHERLEY M.N - 3RD POSITION CT JURI DAS – 4TH POSITION
400 M RACECT JURI DAS – 9TH POSITION
100 M RACE HC SHERLEY MN – 10TH
SHOT PUT SHERLEY PHILLIP – 3RD
04/08/1990 HOSHIARPUR PUNJAB FIRST ALL INDIA OPEN JUDO CHAMPIONSHIP HELD AT HOSHIARPUR PANJAB M/CT KRISHNA DEVI-1ST GOLD " Y. SHANTY BALA 2ND SILVER M/CT P. THAPLIA DEVI-3RD M/ CT PRATIBHA GIRI – 3RD BRONZE MEDAL
FEB 1991 PATNA ALL INDIA POLICE GAMES IN FEB 1991 AT PATNA CT SHEEJA MOLE -2ND HIGH JUMP SILVER MEDAL IN 4*100 MTS RELAY
2ND POSITION
27/02/1992 TO 1/3/1992 BHOPAL ALL INDIA POLICE GAMES HELD AT BHOPAL HIGH JUMP – 3RD PLACE
  1. NAMITA BHWMICK
  2. SHEEJA MOLE
  3. JASAMMA

RELAY RACE – 3RD POSITION
  1. BEENAMMA JOSEPH
  2. VIJAYAMMA V.R.
  3. HARIPRIYA
04/031992 TO 07/03/1992 INDORE NATIONAL JUDO CHAMPIONSHIP L/ NK MEHIMA DEVI , SHEHELAT SATYA –BRONZE MEDEL
06/12/1990 CHANDIGARDH NORTH INDIA INTER STATE OPEN SHOOTING CHAMPIONSHIP 1)CT/M KANAK LATA –GOLD- 1, SILVER-3 2)CT/M KIRAN ARYA SILVER-4 3)CT/M NIRMAL RANI SILVER-3, BRONZE-1
23/02/1992 TO 03/03/1992 MUNGEN BIHAR NATIONAL SHOOTING CHAMPIONSHIP CT. PYARI PURTI -1ST L/NK KANAK LAT -3RD L/NK NIRMAL RANI – 4TH L/NK T. BISWAS – 5TH AIR RIFLE CT KIRAN -3RD .22 OPEN SIGHT L/NK N. RANI – 3RD BRONZE MEDAL
14/03/1997
CHENNAI SR WEIGHT LIFTING CHAMPIONSHIP PARTICIPATED AT CHENNAI NK. NANDINI DEVI GOT -3 GOLD MEDALS.
29/08/1997 NEW DELHI MIS N. KUNJURANI DEVI SELECTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS RAJIV GANDHI KHEL RATNA AWARD GIVEN BY PRESIDENT OF INDIA IN RASTRPATI BHAWAN
09/09/1997 HIMACHAL PRADESH ALL WOMEN BIKING EXPEDITION HIMACHAL PRADESH FROM SARAHAN TO CHANDIGARH UNDER COMMAND ANNIE R. THOMUS AS ALONG WITH 22 MAHILA CRPF 88 (M) COVERED 300 KM.
17/081999 BANGLORE 5TH FEDERATION CUP SELECTION TRAIL FOR WORLD ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIP HELD AB BANGLORE W.E.F 07/08/1999 TO 09/08/1999.
  1. SI SAROJ KUMARA DISCUSS THROW- SILVER MEDAL
  2. HC BINITA KUMARA- SHORT PUR- SILVER MEDAL
  3. HC DEEP A.K – HIGH JUMP – SILVER MEDAL
  4. HC PHOOLMALA – HAMMER THROW- BRONZE MEDAL
  5. HC MANJIMA KURIA –RELAY RACE- GOLD MEDAL
SELECT FOR WORLD ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIP HELD AT SPAIN.
28/10/1999 BHOPAL (MP) 39 OPEN NATIONAL ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS FROM 28/10 TO 30/10/1999. MAHILA TEAM PARTICIPATED AND GOT 2ND POSITION 2ND POSITION
19/11/1999 NIZAMABAD WOMAN’S SPORTS FESTIVAL AT NIZAMABAD FROM 19/11/1999 TO 22/11/1999 AND TEAM GOT CHAMPIONSHIP.
07/12/1999 GANGHI NAGAR GUJRAT 48TH ALL INDIA ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIP HELD AT GANDHI NAGAR AND TEAM GOT CHAMPIONSHIP.
07/12/2000 WARRANGAL (AP) NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP
TEAM GOT 2ND POSITION
13/02/2000 CHANDIGARH NATIONAL JUDO CHAMPIONSHIP HELD AT CHANDIGARH FROM 13/2/2000 TO 16/02/2000. TEAM GOT 04 GOLD , 01 SILVER, 01 BRONZE
SI/M SANGEETA CHAUHAN , SI/M PARMINDER KOUR, HC/M BHARTI DOGRA, HC/M JASVIR KOUR- GOLD MEDEL CT/M RIZA CHAUHAN- SILVER CT/M GEETA KANONIA- BRONZE
28/02/2000 OOTY NATIONAL FEDERATION CUP CROSS CHAMPIONSHIP HELD AT OOTY ON 28/02/2000 HC/M SUDHA K.P. REPRESENTED CRPF TEAM GET GOLD MEDAL
15/03/2000 LUCKNOW NATIONAL FEDERATION CUP ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIP FROM 15/03/2000 TO 17/03/2000 RELAY RACE – GOLD MEDAL RELAY RACE – SILVER MEDAL 10 KM. RACE – BRONZE MEDAL POLE VAULT –BRONZE ,4TH POSITION , 5TH POSITION, 6TH POSITION
27/03/2000 BALLABGARH HARYANA SENIOR NATIONAL JUDO CHAMPIONSHIP HELD AT BALLABGARH ON 27/03/2000 TO 30/03/2000 SI/M SANGEETA CHAUHAN, PARVINDEN KAUR, HC/M RUKHSANA KHAN, HC/M BHARTI DOGRA, JABIR KOUR, RIZQ CHANU, GEETA KANOJIYA- ALL ARE SECURED GOT SILVER MEDAL
APRIL 2000 JAPAN ASIAN WEIGHT LIFTING CHAMPIONSHIP HELD AT JAPAN DURING MONTH OF APRIL MISS N. KUNJA RANI DEVI A/C -01 GOLD , 02 SILVER, INSP/M SAMAMACHA CHANU – 03 GOLD INSP/M- UJWALA -5TH POSITION HC/M GEETA RANI – 6TH POSITION
29/7/2000 CHENNAI 40 NATIONAL INTER STATE ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIP FROM 29/7/2000 TO 31/07/2000 INSP/M MANJIMA KURIRSKOSE – 01 GOLD , 400 METER , INSP/M DEEPA A.K – 01 SILVER –HIGH JUMP SI/M PHOOL WATI – 01 BRONZE – HAMMER THROW SI/M MINIMAL A.K-01 BRONZE – POLEVAULT
31/08/2000 VIETNAM VIETNAM INTERNATIONAL JUDO FROM 31/08/2000 TO 07/08/2000 SI/M PARVINDER KAUR- BRONZE MEDAL SI/M RIZA CHANU- BRONZE MEDAL
28/08/2000 JAKARTA MAHILA INSP MANJIMA KURI KOSE PARTICIPATED 13TH A.T.F CHAMPIONSHIP HELD AT JAKARTA FROM 28/08/2000 TO 31/08/2000 4*400 RELAY RACE GOT GOLD MEDAL
15/09/2000 SYDNEY 27 TH OLYMPIC SYDNEY 2000 FROM 15/09/2000 TO 1/10/2000 INSP/M MANJIMA KURIKOSE- RELAY RACE PARTICIPATION INSP/M- SNNAMACHA CHANU- WEIGHT LIFTING GOT 6TH POSITION
09/10/2000 KOLKATA NATIONAL ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIP HELD AT KOLKATA FROM 09/10/2000 TO 11/10/2000 SECURED 02 GOLD AND 04 BRONZE
03/01/2001 CHANDIGARH JUDO CHAMPIONSHIP HELD IN CHANDIGARH FROM03/01/2001 TO 16/01/2001 SECURED 04 GOLD, 02 SILVER,01 BRONZE
17/11/2004 KOLKATA ALL INDIA POLICE CHAMPIONSHIP SI/M RAVINA ANTIL – GOLD MEDAL -10 KM WALK
29/03/2006 ISLAMABAD SOUTH ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIP INSP/M SUNAINA – 02 BRONZE MEDAL IN SUMMING

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