Hailing the supreme sacrifices of police personnel for maintenance of law and order, Minister for Civil Supplies D Sridhar Babu said that the police had attained martyrdom only for the peace in the society.
The Minister participated as chief guest at the Police Commemoration day celebrations and ‘Smrithi’ parade at the district police headquarters in Karimnagar town on Monday. The Minister, Government Whip Arepalli Mohan, Karimnagar MP Ponnam Prabhakar, MLC T Santosh Kumar, MLA G Kamalakar, SC finance corporation chairman A Laxman Kumar, KDCCB chairman K Ravinder Rao, Vemulawada devasthanam chairman Bomma Venkateshwar, the Collector, Joint Collector H Arun Kumar and others placed wreaths at the police martyrs memorial and paid tributes. Additional SP (admn) B Janardhan Reddy and others were also present.
Adilabad Special Correspondent adds: Adilabad Collector Babu A. on Monday said pattas for the house sites sanctioned for the 30 families of police martyrs would soon be issued to the concerned. Adilabad Superintendent of Police S. Tripathi and Joint Collector Sujata Sharma were among a host of officials who participated in paying floral tributes to the martyrs.
Warangal Special Correspondent adds: People should supplement the efforts of the police who were always ready to make sacrifices discharging their duties, said DIG M Kantha Rao.
Addressing the police personnel after a special parade, the DIG said during the past one year, a total of 576 police lost their lives during duties fighting the anti-social elements. He wanted the policemen to remember the sacrifices made by the fellow policemen. Anantapur Staff Reporter adds: Speaking on the occasion, the Anantapur Superintendent of Police S Syam Sundar urged the people to give the police their rightful position in the society as the people who ensure the supremacy of law and order.
Chittoor Staff Reporter adds: Patriotic fervour marked the Police Commemoration Day parade at Police Grounds here on Monday. Senior police officials of Chittoor and Madanapalle divisions paid rich tributes to the martyrs at the pylon, followed by impressive parade. The Joint Collector, Basanth Kumar, and Chittoor SP, Kanthi Rana Tata, received guard of honor and recalled the services of the police martyrs who lost their lives while in duty for society.
Kurnool Special Correspondent adds: Collector C. Sudharsan Reddy who addressed the meeting recalled the services of policemen for ensuring the safety and security of public. He said with the growing of tensions in society, the role of police turned critical and important.
Mahabubnagar Correspondent adds: The district collector M.Girija Shankar said that the services rendered by the police in maintaining law and order were invaluable. He said that the sacrifices made by police by laying down their lives to contain the anti-social elements and extremist forces in the country were unparallel. Superintendent of Police D.Nagendra Kumar said that though hundreds of police personnel were achieving martyrdom while discharging their duties, thousands of youth were joining police department without any hesitation or fear. “This year over 14,000 youth joined the department to serve the society in maintaining law and order” he said.
Nizamabad Staff Reporter adds: Collector P.S. Pradyumna has said that the role of police department is very crucial in the achievement of economic development as it largely depends on the peaceful atmosphere and law and order maintenance.
Superintendent of Police K.V. Mohan Rao said that policemen should imbibe the service motive and be committed to the welfare of the society. There was supreme sacrifice behind the demise of every policeman in the service, he said.
Sangareddy Staff Reporter adds: Presiding over the programme, Superintendent of Police G. Vijayakumar said that police are performing their duties to protect the society from the attacks of terrorits and anti-social elements. He said that people should extend their moral support to the police.
Joint Collector A. Sarath, Additional SP Gajarao Bhoopal and others were present. Earlier in the day a rally was held from Insepection Bungalow to Police Prade Grounds by students and police personnel.
Homage to martyrs
Kadapa Special Correspondent adds: Speaking in the Police Commemoration Day programme in the police parade grounds here, Kadapa Superintendent of Police Manish Kumar Sinha exhorted police officials and personnel to relentlessly serve the people while safeguarding human rights. The SP, Officer on Special Duty (Administration) T. Chandrasekhar Reddy, Kadapa DSP Rajeswara Reddy, Armed Reserve DSP Chinni Krishna, circle inspectors, sub-inspectors and personnel paid homage by placing wreaths at the Police Martyrs Memorial at police parade grounds.