Jammu: Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), S P Vaid, today convened a senior Police officers meeting to take stock of the arrangements made in connection with 27th Police Public Mela, being held on February 21, 2016 (Sunday) in Jammu.
The meeting, which was also attended by Additional Directors General of Police, Navin Agerwal and Dilbag Singh, discussed the arrangements thread bare and finalized same for smooth conduct of the mega event.
Vaid sought reports from the committees constituted for making the arrangements on different fronts. The meeting was informed that almost all arrangements have been completed for the day long Mela. It was told that sale of raffle draw tickets has already been started at various places across the state and people are showing keen interest in getting tickets. Peoples participation at large scale is expected and keeping in view this, security arrangements in and around the venue and police bandubast for the occasion is being focussed on priority. For the convenience of the public, parking slots have been identified and traffic arrangements finalized.
Vaid, while addressing the meeting said that during the past few years, Police Public Mela has attained much popularity among the masses and people across the state have been attending the grand event. The occasion has brought the force much closer to the public and people from all shades of life are participating in the Melas in twin capital cities of the state. He stressed upon to introduce more items in the Mela representing different regions of the state to make the event attractive for the public. He also asked the officers to ensure sale of tickets on the Mela day at the venue by establishing special sale counters and computerization of raffle draw tickets to make the process transparent. He also stressed upon the officers to coordinate at all levels to make the event a success.
The meeting was informed that Police Public Mela, will be inaugurated at 10 a.m. at Gulshan Ground and conclude at 5 p.m. Raffle draw in presence of public will be held at the venue at 4 p.m. sharp. He said this time some more prizes have been introduced to make the event more attractive for the public. He said that the transparency in raffle draws has strengthened the trust of the people upon the organizers. These sources gained through these Melas are utilized for the welfare of police martyrs families and the wards of serving and retired personnel under various welfare schemes adopted by the Organization among which wards of police personnel are awarded scholarships to nurture their talent in the field of education, he added.
The meeting decided that the stall holders from various police establishment centres would reach Jammu before three days of the event to establish their traditional products in stalls at the identified space. They would ensure display off their items in a befitting manner.
ADGP asked the designated officers to check the quality of goods to be displayed for sale and ensure reasonable rates. He said that the event provides an opportunity to the public to get different items of different regions of the state under one roof. He also said that the tambola, eatable items, cultural items, medical camp, counselling for drug addicts, folk dance and other games for children would be part of Mela to entertain the participants.
Earlier, AIG Welfare (PHQ), Dr. Haseeb Mughal, briefed the meeting about the arrangements put in place for successful conduct of the event.
The meeting was also attended by IsGP, AK Choudhary, HK Lohia, Deepak Kumar, MS Salaria, Yoginder Koul, MA Khan, SL Sharma, Jagjit Kumar, MA Ganai and JP Singh, DIsGP, AA Wani and Johny William, AIsGP, Sheikh Junaid Mehmood, Tahir Sajad, Kulbir Singh and Sheikh Zaulfikar Azad, SSP Jammu, Uttam Chand and other police officers heading the different committees for the event. (GNS)
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