*DGP pays tribute to martyr
Excelsior Sports Correspondent
KISHTWAR, Sept 19: 3rd Shaheed DySP Aman Memorial T20 Cricket tournament concluded wherein Director General of Police (DGP), Dilbag Singh was the chief guest of the closing ceremony, here today.
The DGP was on a day-long visit to Kishtwar, where he also chaired officers’ meetings and later he visited Neel Top, Mal Tragan, Ramban and had an interaction with the locals.
ADGP Jammu Mukesh Singh, DIG DKR Range Dr Sunil Gupta, Commander 9 Sector RR Brig. Samir K Palanda, DC Kishtwar Devansh Yadav, SSP Kishtwar Shafqat Hussain Batt, CO CISF 7th Reserve Bn. Anand Sexsena, CO IRP 22 Bn, Rajesh Kumar Sharma, CO CRPF 52 Bn. Parma Shivan, CO 11 RR Col. Shesh Pal, CO 17 RR Col. Ameya Chiplanker, CO 26 RR Col. Joseph Cristy Tarfil, families of martyrs and respectable citizens of the Kishtwar district were present at the closing ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, the DGP paid rich tributes to the martyr DySP Aman Thakur and said that the brave heart was a dedicated and devoted officer who voluntarily worked on anti terror front. The martyr was awarded prestigious Shaurya Chakra for his gallant act in service of the nation by the Ministry of Defence, GoI, the DGP said.
This tournament is dedicated to remember the martyrdom of the fallen hero. He said that J&K Police has lost a number of officers and jawans against the war on terror and added that the Police have been remembering each and every martyr of the force through various events and programmes being organised across UT.
Kathua-T20 tournament has become a national event now and numerous other events are being organised every year to remember our brave hearts who sacrificed their lives in safeguarding the interests of the nation. He added that such events and programmes provide an opportunity to connect with the families of martyrs. He thanked and appreciated the overwhelming participation of the locals in remembering the martyrs.
“These events provide a platform to the budding youth to showcase their talent,” he said, adding that J&K Police is wholeheartedly taking part in ‘Nasha Mukt Bharat Campaign’ by organizing various programmes across J&K.
He further said that it is high time to provide opportunities to the youth to express themselves, adding that LG Manoj Sinha during his yesterday’s visit to South Kashmir’s twin districts has revived the means of entertainment for the youth of Kashmir and time is not far when Kashmiri youth will direct and make their own movies and showcase their talent to the world.
Advising the youth to take part in sports activities, the DGP directed the officers to organise sports events for them. He gave patient listening to the issues highlighted by the participants and assured early redressal.