Police Public Mela today

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Sept 29:  In order to take stock of the arrangements made for Police Public Mela being held at Bakshi Stadium on September 30, the Director General of Police (DGP),  Ashok Prasad visited the venue this afternoon. He was accompanied by various senior police officers including ADGPs,  K. Rajendra Kumar, Dr. Ram Lubhaya and  S. P. Vaid, Chairperson Jammu and Kashmir Police Wives Welfare Association (JKPWWA) Kiran Prasad.
Prasad inspected the stalls established by different police units to display products of all the regions of the State. He was told that more than 36 stall holders have established their stalls and space has been allotted to each stall holder as per the requirement. He enquired from the management about the police bandbust made in and around the venue and was apprised that all necessary arrangements have been made to ensure security during the Mela.
The DGP also presided over a meeting of officers and lady members of J&K Police Wives Welfare Association and discussed various aspects to make the mega event a success. He stressed that people’s participation in the Mela at large scale would make the event more graceful and colorful and all possible steps should be made to make public access convenient.
The meeting was told that computerization of sale proceedings of the tickets has been started and the process would continue till all the tickets are sold. The DGP asked the management to keep available the tickets at the venue on the Mela day so that the aspirants are not disappointed.
Earlier, ADGP Armed/Law & Order,  K Rajendra Kumar briefed the DGP and Chairperson Jammu and Kashmir Police Wives Welfare Association about the history of the Police Public Melas. He said that the activity was initiated in the year 1996 at a small scale which has now become a mega event both for the police and the public.
Mr. Prasad expressed his satisfaction over the arrangements made by the management. He stressed upon the officers for close coordination to conduct the Mela in a befitting manner. He also stressed for ensuring quality and reasonable rates for the products being put for sale during the Mela.
The meeting was also attended by Inspectors General of Police,  V.K. Singh,  S.M. Sahai , A.K. Choudhary,  H.K. Lohai,  Abdul Ghani Mir, M. Suliaman Salaria,  Yoginder Koul,  Alok Puri and  Muneer Ahmad Khan, Deputy Inspectors General of Police  S. S. Khandare,  T. Namgyal,  A. K. Atri,  R. P. Rasutra,  Ahfadul Mujtaba and  Abdul Hamid, Assistant Inspectors General of Police (PHQ)  Ghulam Hassan Bhat,  A. A. Kakroo and  Ranjit Singh Samyal and other police officers.

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