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Sh .S.Gopal Reddy, IPS IGP HG/CD & Aux. Police J&K appreciates activities of Civil Defence Town, Udhampur


Udhampur (Jammu), December, 13th: IGP, Home Guards, Civil Defence and Auxiliary Police, Jammu & Kashmir, Shri S Gopal Reddy said that due to complete dedication and sincere efforts in organizing activities, Civil Defence Udhampur, bagged the top ranking in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

Shri Reddy was addressing an impressive gathering of Civil Defence wardens, volunteers, NCC cadets and NSS volunteers at the valedictory function of a six-day training camp under the Pilot Project on Community Oriented Policing Service (COPS) organized by the Civil Defence, Udhampur.

DIG, Udhampur-Reasi Police Range, Shri. GS Salathia; SSP, Udhampur, Shri. Surinder Gupta; Divisional Commandant, Civil Defence, Shri. Abdul Gani Choudhary; Additional SP Shri. Bupinder Singh; Deputy Controller, Civil Defence, Shri. Bodh Raj; Deputy Medical Superintendent Dr Deepak Kumar; and Chief Warden Shri. Surinder Khajuria were also present.

The IGP exhorted the officers and wardens of the Civil Defence to work with a missionary zeal to make the organization more vibrant. He also appriciated the district police for extending all cooperation in holding such programmes from time to time.

Shri. Reddy added that during war, natural calamities and other similar emergencies, the Civil Defence organisation had traditionally played a vital role in mobilizing people and helping the civil administration in a big way.

In his address, DIG Shri. Salathia highlighted the role of the Civil Defence in educating people about the diverse issues of pubic interest, disaster management and community policing. It was due to the sincere efforts of the Civil Defence organisation and the police that the gap between the police and public had minimized to a greater extent, he said while assuring all out help from the department in terms of more such collaborative programmes.

Complimenting the Civil Defence Organisation, Udhampur, for conducting a training course under the COPS Pilot Project for the Civil Defence volunteers of the district, the SSP expressed hope that such programmes would go a long way in strengthening the Civil Defence movement in the whole district.

Dr Deepak Kumar delivered a guest lecture on stress management on the occasion. Warden Shri. Swatantra Dev Kotwal conducted the proceeding of the programme, while Deputy Controller, Civil Defence, Shri. Bodh Raj presented the vote of thanks. The IGP also gave away certificates, cheques and identity cards among 55 volunteers, who received COPS training in the district.