Maintaining law and order has always been a key function of governance since ages. According to Kautilya, an Indian Statesman and Philosopher from the 3rd BCE, who wrote the highly acclaimed Arthashastra, security and prosperity go hand-in-hand. Officially constituted bodies that enforce law and order, is a pre-requisite for any nation that is aiming to achieve prosperity. The Visvamitra International Award for Forces of Order is aimed at bringing to the forefront, individuals and organisations who are constantly working for societal safety and security.
Lieutenant Alfio Mammino is the commander of the barracks of the Carabinieri of Syracuse since 2002, recipient in 2011 of the honor of “Knight to the Order of the Republic” and in 2018 of the “Mauritian Medal” for merit in military career. He is a man who has dedicated his life to defending the law and helping others. He was recruited in January 1976 and is an example of admirable passion, constant foresight and perfect balance. It is no coincidence that he is deeply appreciated by the authorities and by all the citizens of Syracuse.