Khoda reviews arrangement for Police-Public Mela Event on October 2
Srinagar, Sep 23: Director General of Police (DGP), Kuldeep Khoda today said that Police-Public Mela had become an attractive event of the organization which was eagerly awaited by the public.
He said the Mela provides an opportunity to the public to purchase different kinds of articles of traditional importance of all the regions, besides provides opportunities of amusements in the mega event.
Khoda was addressing a meeting of Executive and Managing Committee of Jammu and Kashmir Police Parivar at Police Headquarters (PHQ) here this afternoon. The meeting reviewed the arrangements for 19th Police-Public Mela, being held in Srinagar on October 2 at Bakshi Stadium.
He said Police-Public Mela was one of the significant events of JKP which had assumed much public attraction in Jammu and Srinagar. The Melas have also brought police and public more closer to work for peace and development of the state, he added.
Dwelling on the aim of organizing the Melas, the DGP said the event also provides an opportunity to remember the policemen, who laid down their lives while safeguarding the human lives and public properties. He said the welfare of the families of slain policemen was a prime concern for police and various welfare programmes had been launched to benefit their families and wards.
The Mela would be inaugurated at 10 AM at Bakshi Stadium and will conclude at 4 PM. Many stalls displaying different items, representing all regions of the state would be established by different police welfare units. The items would be available for sale to the general public at reasonable rates. Besides many entertainment items would be available for the public especially for the children.
There would be more than 50 attractive prizes including five Santro cars, Alto cars, Honda Motor cycles, Scooties, Laptops, Handicam Cameras, LCDs, ACs, Microwaves Ovens and Washing Machines. Besides, a Bumper Prize with a Nano Car and other nine items have been included in the raffle draw this year. Cash prizes worth Rs 13 lakh would also be for the prize winners, the DGP maintained.
The meeting discussed in threadbare the arrangements made for the Mela and it was decided that welfare units across the state would reach Srinagar before two days to establish their stalls for which adequate space would be earmarked for them. A team of officers would monitor the activites so that articles sold to people are on genuine rates.
Police bandobust in and around the venue also came under discussion and it was decided that sufficient man power would be deployed to ensure the security of the visitors. The raffle draw for fabulous prizes would be held at the conclusion of the Mela in presence of public and the prizes would be given to the winners on the spot on the production of original raffle tickets.
Khoda stressed upon the officers to work in close coordination to make the event a success. He said a large crowd was expected in the Mela and directed the concerned to keep all the basic facilities for the visitors available at the venue.
Among others, the meeting was attended by ADsGP, K Rajendra Kumar, Dr. Ram Lubhaya and D R Doley, IPsGP, S M Sahai, Owais Ahmed, Farooq Ahmed, H. K. Lohia, Deepak Kumar and Rauf-ul-Hassan, DIsGP, A. G. Mir, Yoginder Koul, A. S. Bali, Garib Dass, N. D Wani and K. L. Bhagat, SSP Srinagar Syed Ashiq Hussain Bukhari, AIG (Personnel), G H Bhat AIG (Welfare) Nisha Nathyal and other police officers.
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