Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Governor Presented Presidents Police Medals

Investiture Ceremony held at Raj Bhawan

Governor N. N. Vohra, presented the President's Police Medals for Gallantry and Distinguished and Meritorious Services to 525 Police officers and men at an impressive Investiture Ceremony held at Raj Bhawan here this evening.

They included 49 President's Police Medals for Gallantry, 325 President's Medals for Gallantry, 12 President's Police Medals for Distinguished Services and 139 President's Medals for Meritorious Services. These Medals were awarded to J&K Police personnel during 2002-2010. Among the recipients of the Medals were the next of kin of the gallant Police officers and Jawans who had laid down their lives for safeguarding the security of the nation.

The Governor interacted with the recipients of the Medals and lauded their valor and devotion to the duty. The Governor made enquiries from the next of kin of the posthumous awardees regarding the difficulties, if any, faced by them.

Usha Vohra, First Lady, Omar Abdullah, Chief Minister, Tara Chand, Deputy Chief Minister, Mohammad Akbar Lone, Speaker, Legislative Assembly family members of the recipients of the Medals and next of kin of those brave police officers and men who were awarded these Medals posthumously were among those present at the Investiture Ceremony.

In his welcome address, Kuldeep Khoda, Director General of Police said that this Investiture Ceremony is being held after about 10 years at which 525 Police officers and men receive the President's Medals, including some by the next of kin of the gallant Police personnel who have been awarded these Medals posthumously.

The senior Police officers present at the Investiture Ceremony included Dr. Ram Lubhaya, Dr. S. P Vaid, D. R. Doley and Navin Aggarwal, Directors General of Police, P. L. Gupta, Vigilance Commissioner, former DGP CID, Dr. Ashok Bhan, Dr. Indu Koul Chairperson, Jammu and Kashmir Police Wives Welfare Association, and other senior serving and retired Police officers.

K. Rajendra Kumar, Additional Director General of Police, Armed/Law and Order, presented a vote of thanks.

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