Police-Public Mela at Bakshi Stadium on Sep 30

Srinagar – Arrangements for 21st Police Public Mela, being held at Bakshi Stadium on September 30th, 2012, were reviewed at a meeting of senior police officers at Police Headquarters (PHQ) here today. The meeting was chaired by Inspector General of Police (IGP) (Headquarters), Mr. Arun Kumar Choudhary.

The meeting decided that in all 35 stalls would be established in the Mela. These stalls would be established by different police units and different items, representing all the regions of the State would be put on sale for the public. It was also decided that the boarding and lodging for the stall holders would be arranged at the convenient places and suitable space would be allotted to them to establish the stalls. To check the quality and rates of the items a committee would keep surveillance on the stalls during the day long Mela so that people get products of their choice at reasonable rates.

For the entertainment of the public, particularly the children various amusement events would be included in the Mela. Painting competition for the children and some attractive games would be part of the Mela. Sale of raffle draw tickets and security for the venue was also reviewed by the meeting. It was informed that the sale of tickets is going on at different location across the State and sale counters have been established at major public places in the two regions.

Addressing the meeting, Mr. Arun Kumar stressed for coordination among the different committees already constituted for making necessary arrangements for the Mela. He said that Police Public Mela is one of the grand event organized by Jammu and Kashmir Police in twin capital cities after regular intervals. The Mela has assumed much importance and public in large participate in these Melas. People from all shades of life anxiously wait for the Melas to get different items of different regions of the State under one roof.

He said that the Melas have also helped in strengthening police public relations and the raffle draw has become the most awaited occasion of the event. Transparency in the conduct of raffle draw has strengthened the image of the Organization among the masses, he added.

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