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WATCH: Meet Assistant Commandant Junaid Khan, The CRPF's 'Madadgaar' From Baramulla

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Published:

On Saturday, the unsung heroes of our country, who have made India proud in their respective fields, will be honoured by Republic TV in the special broadcast of 'Proud to be Indian' as the nation celebrated its 70th Republic Day.

Leading from the front in this regard are the security personnel, who make sure that no matter what, India remains safe from threats, both internal and external. And one such individual, who has been making sure that the people of the country remain safe in their sleep, is Junaid Khan.

He is the CRPF's Assistant Commandant in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, and is in-charge of the operation 'Madadgaar', which aims to provide complete support to any individual in the state going through distress.

Any individual residing in Kashmir can dial 1411 and they can seek help from this operation. The success of this campaign can be determined by the fact that Madadgaar helpline receives over 15000 phone calls every month. 

In 2016, after he topped his batch, Junaid received the prestigious 'Director’s Baton' by the then CRPF DG K Durga Prasad, while also being inducted into the CRPF, which came after a 52-week intense training process.

Junaid was born in 1990 in the Pehlipora village of Baramulla district. After completing his 12th, he graduated in computer science from a government college before deciding to give the UPSC exam in 2013.

Such has been the efforts by Junaid and his fellow CRPF jawans that Baramulla recently became the first and only district in the state of J&K to become terror-free, without any surviving terrorist.

You can catch the full story of Junaid Khan in the special broadcast of 'Proud to be Indian' on Republic TV on Saturday