Seven dogs that were part of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) retired with full honours on Tuesday after serving eight years with the para-military force. "Born as a dog, retired as a soldier," the CISF posted the message from its Twitter handle, as it shared pictures of the function.
The dogs were part of the CISF team attached to the Delhi Metro. The retired dogs were given mementos, medals and certificates at the ceremony organised by CISF unit of Delhi Metro (DMRC).
According to reports, it was the first time in its history that the unit organised such a "retirement" function for dogs that served on the force.
Born as a dog, retired as a soldier...- CISF (@CISFHQrs) November 19, 2019
A Farewell ceremony for 07 #K9 members of #CISF organised @ CISF Unit DMRC Delhi. They were handed over to NGO @Friendicoes_DEL, New Delhi. Thank you for your services ! pic.twitter.com/3h1fREZz5s
The CISF also posted a farewell message in its Twitter handle appreciating the canines for their dedication and devotion to duties.
#CISF bids farewell to our K9 heroes- Jessy (GSD/F), Lucky (Lab/F) & Lovely (Lab/F) who officially retired from duty today. We will always remain indebted for contributing immensely in security of Delhi Metro. pic.twitter.com/tn5T3wfbKZ- CISF (@CISFHQrs) November 19, 2019
The highly trained dogs enjoyed special treat during the ceremony for their selfless duty. They were later handed over to a Delhi-based NGO.