National Unity day celebrated across J&K; main function organized at APC Zewan

DGP J&K took the salute at the march past, different contingents of Police, CAPFs took part in Parade

DGP J&K took the salute at the march past, different contingents of Police, CAPFs took part in Parade

Srinagar, October 31 (KNS): To commemorate the huge contributions of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in the integration of the country, Rashtriya Ekta Diwas also known as National Unity Day was celebrated by J&K Police across the Union Territory of J&K.

The main function was held at the Armed Police Complex Zewan where DGP J&K, Shri Dilbag Singh who was the Chief Guest on the occasion took the salute at parade and march past. 

The DGP, J&K administered oath to the officers and Jawans of Police, CAPFs.

The Pledge taken by officers and Jawans reads as “I solemnly pledge that I dedicate myself to preserving the unity, integrity, and security of the nation and also strive hard to spread this message among my fellow countrymen. I take this pledge in the spirit of the unification of my country which was made possible by the vision and actions of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. I also solemnly resolve to make my own contribution to ensure the internal security of my country”.

Contingents from J&K Armed Police, IRP, ITBP, CRPF, District Police, Women Police, SDRF, took part in the colourful march past on the tunes of J&K Police Brass Band and Pipe Band under the command of Parade Commander SSP Shri Sanjay Singh Rana.

On the sidelines of the function, the DGP in his interaction with media said that National Unity Day, or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, is celebrated on this day every year to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who played a remarkable role in the political integration and freedom of the country. He said that the Jammu and Kashmir Police organized unity parades across the UT and central level unity parade was held at APC Zewan during which we took the pledge to re-affirm ourselves for the unity, integrity, and security of our country.

With regard to the drones from Pakistan the DGP said that everyone is aware about the evil intentions of that country and its agencies. Since the last few years it had started this new trend of dropping weapons, ammunition, IEDs and smuggling in the narcotics through drones,he added. Time and again we foiled many such attempts and a number of elements involved have been arrested, he said, adding that yesterday’s attempt at Jammu is being minutely investigated. He said that LeT in particular with the complete support of Pak army and its agencies is involved in this evil practice.

ADGP Armed J&K S. J. M. Gillani, ADGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, DIG Armed Kashmir Shahid Mehraj, Commandants of different battalions and other senior police officers were present on the occasion.(KNS) 

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