JAMMU, OCT 15: Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today inaugurated two-day Diwali Mela being organized by Jammu and Kashmir Police Wives Welfare Association (PWWA) here at Gulshan Ground.
It is for the first time that Jammu and Kashmir Police have organized a Diwali Mela on such a grand scale. The aim of the event is to provide officers and their families the opportunity to socialize on such festivities.
The Chairperson, Jammu and Kashmir Police Wives Welfare Association, Bharti Vaid, women members of the Association, Director General of Police, Dr S P Vaid, Chairman J&K Bank Parvez Ahmed were present on the occasion.
After inaugurating the Mela, Dr Nirmal Singh paid tributes to the police martyrs who laid down their lives while safeguarding the people and maintaining law-and-order in the state.
Crediting Jammu and Kashmir Police for ensuring peace in the state by offering supreme sacrifices, Dr Nirmal Singh said police administration plays pivotal role in upholding and enforcing law to protect life, liberty, property, human rights and dignity of the public.
The Deputy Chief Minister congratulated the organizers and said such events provide police personnel a break from the monotonous routine and create positive and happy environment as well as strengthening police-public relationship. “Celebrating a festival gives direction as well as strength to the society”, he further added.
Later, Dr Nirmal Singh alongwith the DGP and other dignitaries, went around the stalls put up by Police Establishment Centres and others.
The Mela was attended by a large number of people from all walks of life. They showed great enthusiasm in purchasing goods kept for sale at the stalls, food of various kinds and varied cultural presentations.
Among others, the Inaugural Function was attended by Inspectors General of Police and other senior serving and retired Police officers.