Rajesh Thakur Commandant joined 12 Battalion NDRF Itanagar on yesterday on 24 September. The 1998 batch officer hails from Manali Himachal Pradesh. He spent his childhood in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and did his schooling from Rama Krishna Mission School Aalo and Don Bosco School Haflong. A well decorated officer has wide range of experience in the operations arean, having served at various capacities from Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh. Prior to joining NDRF he was posted in Tawang.
During the lockdown period he on his personal initiative helped hundreds of students and workers of Arunachal Pradesh and other parts of North East, who were stranded in Delhi, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. The officer is a keen sportsman and organized MTB Arunachal in the state as well as assisted the state government in development of Adventure tourism and Sports.
He was also the member of prestigious Tenzing Norgkey Adventure Awards Committee in 2019. He will look after the four states of Arunachal Pradesh, North Assam, Manipur and Nagaland His close affiliation with North East shall be a blessing for the region.