Staff Reporter

A contest on band march will be organised

Best performing school to get Rs. 5,000

Coimbatore: The valedictory of the West Zone Police Public Inter-Village Sports Festival will be held at the Police Recruit School Grounds on Avanahsi Road here on Sunday. Vice-Chancellor of Bharathiyar University G. Thiruvasagam and the Additional Director-General of Police, Law and Order, K. Vijay Kumar, will preside over the function.


The Inspector-General of Police, West Zone, K. Rajendran told The Hindu that India’s Formula One driver Narain Karthikeyan would be honoured at the function for his maiden A1 GP feature race victory in China recently.

Inspectors-General of Police, K. Radhakrishnan (North Zone), I. Raja (Central Zone), Sanjeev Kumar (South Zone) and Commissioners of Police, C.K. Gandhirajan (Coimbatore city), K. Nandabalan (Madurai city) would take part in the function.

He said that during the last few months, sports festival was conducted at every villages to foster a harmonious relationship among the police and the public.

Sports events were conducted at areas coming under 240 police stations. More than 86,000 people from 240 villages took part.

The competition was never between the police and people but every team was a combination of both, Mr. Rajendran said.

As part of the valedictory a flag march by sports teams, police personnel, school and college students will be held. There would be a contest for band march and the winning team would get the Human Rights Cup.

The contest would be among Tamil Nadu police, Central Reserve Police Force personnel, Indian Army, schools and colleges.

As many as 501 people would form part of a human rights torch rally.

Two hundred band troupes would render “Sare Jahan Se Acha”. In the cultural events 4,800 students would participate.

More than 10,000 students would take part in the dance for school and college students, Mr. Rajendran said.

Cultural events

Karagam performance by Dharmapuri police personnel, Madurai Naiyandi Melam and folk dance by police personnel would form part of the event.

The best performing school band troupes would get Rs. 5,000, Rs. 3,000 and Rs. 2,000 as first three prizes respectively.

Rotary Clubs would provide Rs. 10,000, Rs. 7,000 and Rs. 5,000 to the best performing school teams.