Union Home Minister has presented the President’s Colour Award to the state police at a ceremony at the Haryana Police Academy.
What is it?
- The President’s Colour is one of the highest honour that can be awarded to any military unit, military training establishments, and state/UT Police Forces of India.
- It is bestowed upon in recognition of exceptional service rendered to the Nation, both in peace and in war.
- It is also known as “Rashtrapati ka Nishaan” in Hindi.
- Indian Navy was the first Indian Armed Force to be awarded the President’s Colour by Dr. Rajendra Prasad on 27 May 1951.
- A special flag, also known as ‘Nishaan,’ is given to a unit as part of the award.
- The flag consists of a golden border in the middle; it has insignia of a respective military unit, training establishments, and police forces in the centre.
- The flag may also contain the motto, important achievements, and battle participation of those military units to which the award is bestowed.
- During any ceremonial parade, the President’s Colour is kept at a special position, and soldiers often march with the President’s Colour on important dates like on their establishment anniversary.