Jaipur: Braving tough circumstances, defence forces are moving ahead and are capable of protecting the nation even in adverse situation, Vice President Hamid Ansari said on Sunday.
He was addressing a gathering after laying foundation for the central training centre of Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in Alwar.
"Defence forces in the country are capable of protecting the nation even in adverse situation," Ansari said. "Soldiers have to operate in adverse climate and geographical conditions to defend the country but we are moving ahead while facing all such challenges," Ansari said.
He appreciated the ITBP, saying that the force brave extreme weather conditions, high altitudes and difficult terrain while performing duty.
"It has also performed admirably in the sphere of disaster management. Its trained personnel have carried out several rescue and relief operations in various tough situations, especially in the mountainous regions," he said.
Ansari said that ITBP has earned laurels for the nation and itself in United Nations peacekeeping operations, with its personnel having served in many countries.
Underlining the importance of education in development and growth, Ansari also said the country needs an education system which makes a man a good citizen and can help in providing more job opportunities to youths.
Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Jitender Singh, Minister of State for Home RPN Singh, ITBP DG Ajay Chadha were also present on the occasion.