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ANNUAL RAISING DAY OF AUXILIARY POLICE CELEBRATED

The Raising day of J&K Auxiliary Police was held at Auxiliary Police 2nd Bn. Hqrs. Gulshan ground Jammu on 21st April 2007. Sh.B.R.Kundal, IAS Financial Commissioner Home was the chief guest on the occasion. He envisioned greater role of Auxiliary Police in supplementing efforts to provide respite to the public at the hour of need. The chief guest appreciated the multifarious job assigned to the Aux. Police in the time of peace, disaster and in militancy affected areas. He also assured that all necessary steps will be taken to strength the Aux. Police force. Sh. Gopal Sharma, IPS Director General of Police J&K also appreciated the performance of Aux. Police and assured all support to the force.

Sh.B.R.Kundal IAS Financial Commissioner Home inspecting raising day parade of Aux Police at Jammu
Chief guest Sh.B.R.Kundal IAS Financial
Commissioner Home addressing the raising day parade

Earlier Sh. Navin Agarwal, IPS Inspector General of Police HG/CD & Aux. Police J&K Jammu in his welcome address threw light on multifarious duties performed by Aux. Police. He further highlighted the shortage and requirements of Non-Gazetted staff and bringing at par the sanctioned strength of Auxiliary police with JKAP.


Among others present on the occasion were Sh.P.S.Gill, IPS ADGP Armed J&K, Sh.Kuldeep Khoda IPS ADGP CID J&K, Sh.A.C.Chaturvedi Retd. DGP, Sh.K.Rajindera IPS IGP CID, Sh.S.P.Vaid IPS IGP Jammu Zone, Sh.Dilbagh Singh IPS IGP Crime, Sh.Raja Ajaz Ali, IPS IGP Traffic, Sh.Shuban Lone IPS DIG Jammu, Sh.Jugal Mahajan Chief Warden Civil Defence Jammu and other senior Police officers & CD wardens attended the function.


 

VALEDICTORY FUNCTION OF CIVIL DEFENCE VOLUNTEERS AT CTI

 

A grand valedictory function was organized at Central Training Institute Jammu on 29-03-07 in which Sh. Navin Agarwal, Inspector General of Police HG/CD & Aux. Police J&K was the chief guest. On this occasion IGP Civil Defence J&K distributed training certificates and pocket money among the civil defence wardens/ volunteers who had undergone four different training courses on Corpse Disposal, five days basic training at Galaxy College of Education, Sainik Colony Jammu, Welfare Centre Digiana and at CTI itself.

A Civil Defence warden receiving certificate for a specialized course at CTI Jammu
Newly trained CD volunteers with Principal CTI HG/CD Jammu

Speaking on the occasion Sh. Agarwal, IGP Civil Defence J&K stressed that civil defence training is must for all and one must be ready to face the unexpected challenges of Natural calamities. He added that civil defence has role in peacetime as well as during man-made or natural disasters. He further stated that civil defence organisation has initiated a special drive for imparting necessary training in educational institutions.

Those present at function were Sh.T.Phunsog, Commandant Aux. Police 2nd Bn., Sh.S.M. Khatotra Divisional commandant Homeguards Jammu, Smt.Uma Sharma, Principal Galaxy College of Education, Sh.Mohd. Taj Area commander Homeguards Jammu, Sh.T.R. Rana, Dy.SP, Sh.K.K.Sharma, Dy.SP, Sh.Harnam Singh Retd. Major Dy.Chief warden, Sh. Param jeet Kumar Dy.Chief warden, Smt. Kanta Bhan, Sh. Dinesh Gupta, Sh. Jia Lal Sharma, Sh. Bansi Lal Divisional wardens and Smt. Santosh Mangotra & Sh. Kaka Ram Dy. Divisional wardens civil defence Jammu. Ms. Manjit Kour, Principal CTI HG/CD Jammu organized the programme.


 

 

CIVIL DEFENCE ORGANIZES FREE MEDICAL CAMP

 

Civil Defence officials and wardens during a free medical camp at Hazratbal

A Free Medical camp was organized at Khusipora Srinagar on 24-3-07 by Helpage India in collaboration with Civil Defence Srinagar. Twenty Civil Defence volunteers led by Sh.Muzam Bakshi Dy.Chief warden and Sh.Rahi Riayaz Dy.Divisional Warden rendered their services. The camp was inaugurated by Mr.Abdul Rouf Zargar, wild life warden. More than 450 person attended the camp and free medicines were provided to them. In recognition of best civil defence activities civil defence wardens were honored by the chief guest with Shawls.

 


 

 

CIVIL DEFENCE TRAINING PROGRAMME AT ANANTNAG

 

Doctors and Nurses who underwent civil defence training at Anantnag

Civil Defence training programme was organized w.e.f. 2nd to 4th April 2007 at Anantnag in which training was provided to the Doctors and Nurses of John Bishop Memorial Hospital Anantnag. Dy. Controller Civil Defence Anantnag and trainers of Aux. Police Ist Bn. Srinagar along with Civil Defence Wardens/Volunteers also took part in the programme. Training in the field of Rescue Operation, First Aid and Healthcare was provided. The programme was appreciated by the Chairman George Paulose, Administrator, J&K Earthquake Rehabilitation project. At the conclusion of the function prizes were distributed among wardens/volunteers of CD town Anantnag.


 

 

MEETING WITH CIVIL DEFENCE WARDENS

On the occasion of Jammu Festival, a meeting of civil defence wardens was held at RCDCC Jammu on April 11,2007 Ms. Manjit Kour Dy.Controller Civil Defence Jammu chaired the meeting. In the meeting many unanimous decisions with regard to making of proper participations of civil defence contingent in Jammu Mela w.e.f 13-4-07 to 16-4-07, were made and officers/ officials & Civil Defence wardens were assigned duties at various venues in making the civil defence participation in Jammu Festival.


 

 

CIVIL DEFENCE RESCUE OPERATION

On the eve of Baisakhi Festival when some ladies were taking religious dip in the holy Tawi water at Hari-Ki-Pouri (Bagh-I-Bahu) all of a sudden a lady named Smt.Santosh Devi w/o Sh.Sat Paul R/o Janipur Jammu was washed out by the fast flowing waters on 14-4-07, but civil defence divers who have been ordered by the Ms. Manjit Kour Dy.Controller Civil Defence Jammu to present at the Hari-Ki-Puri especially during the festivals occasions were fortunately present at the spot of accident. Divers namely Mr.Gagan Kumar, Mr.Tara Chand, Mr. Bittu Kumar under the supervision of post warden Sh.Suraj Parkash launched rescue operation and took her out of the water within shortest possible time even alive.


 

NEWS IN BRIEF:

  • Civil Defence control room Srinagar was approached on April 6, 2007 for tracing the body of the boy who had drowned in the Dal Lake. A team comprising of Dy.Chief Warden Sh.Mouzam Bakshi and Sh.Gazanfar Ali Dy.Divisional warden assisted in tracing body of the boy.
    Similar situation arose in Jammu wherein three teenaged boys drowned in River Tawi. Local administration and police sought the help of Civil Defence team who utilized the water evacuation techniques and traced the three bodies on April 25, 2007
  • A small boy slipped in the Dal Lake at Tangbagh, Hazratbal while playing nearby on 6th April 2007. Sh.Mauzam Bakshi Dy.Chief Warden Civil Defence Srinagar with rescue team comprising of Sh.Gazanfar Ali Dy.Divisional warden, Sh.Ghulam Mohiuddin Post warden and volunteers reached on the spot and assisted in fishing out the body of drowned boy.
  • Civil Defence rescue party rushed towards Sidhra-Panjtirathi where three teenaged boys were reportedly drowned in the river Tawi. The Civil Defence started water rescue operation to fish out the drowned boys as soon as possible. After hard efforts and utilization of civil defence rescues tactics, the dead bodies of ill-fated three teenaged boys were fished out in the mid day light in presence of a huge public gathering including parents of the drowned persons. The dead bodies were identified later on as Sh.Yousuf Pathan S/o Sh.Kabir Pathan R/o Bantalab Jammu, Sh.Varun Kakapuri S/o Sh.Vijay Kumar Kakapuri R/o Teerath Nagar Tillab Tillo Jammu, Sh.Pankush Sharma S/o Sh.Mohan Lal R/o Tillab Tillo Jammu.
  • Civil Defence contingents participating in Jammu Festival
    Civil Defence participation in Jammu Festival :- The procession of contingents which marked the beginning of Jammu Festival, was flagged off by Hon’ble Chief Minister J&K. A civil defence contingent of about 500 people participated in the procession. Civil Defence volunteers also assisted administration in maintaining order at various venues of celebration. One Ambulance of civil defence along with driver, Rescue team & First aid equipment was kept stationed at Mubarak Mandi complex round the clock for three days during Jammu festival.
  • Civil Defence Baramulla organized A five days Basic Training Course at District Police Line Baramulla. Training in area of Rescue, First aid and Fire Fighting was imparted to newly enrolled volunteers. Sh.G.M.Wani, Tehsildar Baramulla attend the concluding function, and brief the people regarding the importance of training of Civil Defence in present Era.

     


     

 

 

Sh.G.M.Wani, Tehsildar Baramulla addressing CD volunteers of CD town Baramulla during Basic training programme at DPL Baramulla
A view of Civil Defence team while fished out dead bodies of teenaged at river Tawi Jammu