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Auxiliary Police celebrated its Annual Raising Day


DGP envisions pro active role for Auxiliary Police

Jammu, April 1st: The Jammu and Kashmir Auxiliary Police celebrated its annual raising day function held at Auxiliary/ Civil Defence Headquarters here today Director General of Police was the chief guest.

Director General of Police Mr. Gopal Sharma has envisioned greater role for auxiliary police in supplementing efforts to provide respite to the people at the hour of need. Addressing the cadets at the annual passing out parade of auxiliary police at Home Guard and Civil Defence headquarters here this morning. Director General of Police said that the auxiliary police would be modernized and fully equipped with the latest technical know-how and technology on the pattern of other wings of the state police force. He said the auxiliary police had to play an important role particularly in disaster management during the emergent situations, adding that the force would be provided specific trainings in disaster management by launching special training programmes at all district headquarters in the state.

Mr Sharma stressed the need for greater coordination between the Auxiliary Police and Civil Defence for achieving more excellence. He said every effort would be made to better the career prospects of the auxiliary police personnel.

Complementing the role of Civil Defence teams and other officers and jawans of
Jammu and Kashmir Police for doing the commendable work in the earthquake hit areas in last October, Director General of Police said they played commendable role to ameliorate the lot of suffering peoples in these areas and hoped that all ranks will continue to display the same spirit in future as well.

He said JKP by dint of hard work and devotion has emerged as an elite force in the country and is capable of handling any situation. He recalled the heroic role of Jammu and Kashmir police, when within hours officers and jawans trekked 14 kms long hilly distance on foot, carrying essentials on their back for the affected people of inaccessible areas of earthquake in last October and were the first to reach out in these far flung areas of Kamalkote, Dardkote, Raja Mohalla, Bangraw, Sain Mohalla, Nowarunda, Uroosa, Gowatta, Challan and Hydri in Uri and Tangdhar areas, which had been badly affected due to nature's fury and immediately launched rescue operations on war-footing basis and shifted injured to the nearest hospitals and provided food and medicines.

Earlier the Inspector General of Police, Home Guards/Civil Defence & Auxiliary Police, Mr. Navin Agarwal in his welcome address, threw light on the achievements of auxiliary police since its inception in the state in 1989 and particularly during 8 October last and also dwelt on its futuristic programme already launched in the Civil Defence Organisation. He said that more companies -needed to be raised in the auxiliary police battalions. He favoured enhancement in the remuneration of home guard volunteers.
Among others present on the occasion were Additional Directors General of Police, Mr.P S Gill, Mr. Madan Lal Sharma, Inspectors General of Police, Mr. S.S.Bijral, Mr. A. R. Khan, Dr. S.P.Vaid , Deputy Inspector General of Police, Mr.M. A Shah, Mr S.M.Sahai, Raja Ajaz Ali, Mr GuIzar Singh Salathia and Commandants of various
Jammu based battalions.