Peace and harmony in society must for development : Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel

Bhopal : Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has said that only by strengthening the atmosphere of peace, harmony and brotherhood in society can pave the way to development. She said that the police should tackle anti-social elements and anti- national forces with total strictness. Also it should be ensured that common people feel safe. No injustice should be meted out to innocent people. Smt. Patel was addressing a programme organized on Police Memorial Day in the Shaheed Smarak premises at Lal Parade Ground today. She paid tributes to all the martyred police officers and jawans of the country and the state. She assured the families of martyrs that the Madhya Pradesh government, police administration and the entire administration stand with them. Home Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra, Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Additional Chief Secretary Home Dr. Rajesh Rajoura were also present in the programme.

Governor Smt. Patel called upon the police force to carry out their duties by taking inspiration from the martyrdom of their immortal martyr comrades. Police is an integral part of society. Only their active participation can lead to development. She said that commendable efforts are being made by the State Police to strengthen law and order system. Improved efforts will have to continue. Prompt investigation of crimes and rise in punishment of criminals has been possible only with activeness of the State Police. It is a matter of pride that Madhya Pradesh Police is counted among the best forces of the country, hence one should always be ready to enhance the identity of the brave police personnel.

Smt. Patel said that the state’s innovation Dial-100 has been adopted by various states of the country. Launching of the pilot project of FIR and making online character verification facility available for the general public is commendable. She congratulated the Madhya Pradesh Police Hawk Force for successfully arresting the Naxalite Badal carrying an award of Rs 8 lakh in Balaghat district. She said that Madhya Pradesh Police has done remarkable work in the elimination of Naxalites and in solving dacoit menace.The state police has done commendable work during the global pandemic of Corona. Decision has been taken by the present government to increase police force, while equipping them with latest weapons and equipment. These efforts must be continued.

The Governor said that it is a matter of pleasure that the family members of personnel are also being given benefits under Police Health Protection Scheme. In view of the constant difficult duties being rendered by the police jawans and officers, the government is fully focused on the well-being and welfare of their families. Praising the peace loving people of the state she said that the disciplined and brotherly conduct of the people has helped in establishing our state’s reputation in the country.

Director General of Police Shri Vivek Johri said that the Police Memorial Day is a day to make the country’s integrity memorable. Recalling the sacrifice of martyrs, he told that 10 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans had laid down their lives for the country on October 21, 1959 in an encounter with the Chinese Army at a height of 16 thousand feet in the hot springs of Ladakh. The Police Martyrs Day is observed by all police units of the country in their memory. He informed that this year seven jawans of our State Police have laid down their lives for the country. These martyrs include Sub-Inspector Sher Singh Doriya, Assistant Sub-Inspector Late Basant Mirosse, Assistant Sub-Inspector Late Mayaram Kharari, Constable Late Jitendra Singh Gurjar, Constable Late Dilip, Constable Late Satyendra Singh Yadav and Constable Late Prabal Pratap Singh. Apart from these, Deputy Superintendent of Police Late Prem Prakash Gautam, SDOP Late Suresh Shejwal, Inspector Late Devendra Chandravanshi, Inspector Late Yashwant Pal, Assistant Sub Inspector Late Abu Saman Khan, Head Constable Late Babulal Bhavel, Head Constable Late Dayaram, Constable Late Jafar Khan, Constable Late Shivram Devalia, Constable Late Vijay Ghosh and Constable Late Rakesh Rai passed away while performing their duties to protect the people during the Corona period.

Tributs were paid to the martyrs amidst melodious music based on patriotic songs played by the police band during the programme. At the outset, the pall-bearer party established the honour list at the Memorial fund and a salute was given to the Shaheed Smarak. The parade organized was led by Shri Aditya Mishra, an officer of the Indian Police Service. The parade included women platoon of the Special Armed Forces and Joint Forces of District Forces, Male Platoon of Special Armed Forces, Police Band Platoon and Dog Squad.