JAMMU, Jan 9: Director General of Police (DGP), Dr S P Vaid today said that Jammu and Kashmir Police, after giving supreme sacrifices of its jawans and officers, has succeeded in bringing peace and order in the State and it is the responsibility of the organization to provide succour to the families of martyrs.
Dr Vaid said that the force, braving all odds, has faced the challenge of terrorism in the State successfully to ensure rule of law and safeguard the integrity of the nation. “All ranks of the force fought the menace collectively for the betterment of people of the State”, he further said, adding “in this fight against terrorism, our valiant cops offered sacrifices of their precious lives and it is now our prime responsibility to take care of the families of these martyrs”.
The department has initiated various welfare measures to lessen the miseries of these families, besides promoting the education of their wards, said Dr Vaid while announcing scholarship of more than Rs 5.6 lakh in favour of 77 wards of martyrs. He said that quality education to the police wards is our concern and different scholarships are granted to the police wards to encourage in the field of education.
Besides financial assistance, hostel facilities are available for the martyrs’ wards in the Police Public Schools at Srinagar and Jammu. Students, who excel in the academics are also given coaching to enter the professional competitions, he said while disclosing that scholarship is granted out of Central Police Education Fund which is contributory and the wards studying in different classes are entitled for this solace to continue their academics.