Sunday, August 07, 2022

CISF sniffer dog Rani retires; Chennai airport director and other officials join ‘pulling out’ ceremony

Chennai: CISF sniffer dog Rani that completed nine years of service was given a grand farewell at Chennai airport when it retired from the service on Thursday.

The labrador was accorded the traditional ‘pulling out’ ceremony where officers and personnel of the CISF and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) pulled a decorated jeep, in which the dog sat, over a red carpet. Rose petals were showered on the vehicle by CISF personnel.

Airport director Sharad Kumar, who was among the officers who pulled the ropes, said, "The dog also serves as an officer in the CISF. The ceremony is usually given to dogs also when they retire."

He said that mostly the dog would remain with the handler but would not be used for duty. The CISF has a facility to keep retired dogs.

The retirement ceremony is a military tradition which is followed by a few central government organisations to accord honour to their officers on their retirement day.

06/08/22 V Ayyappan/Times of India

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