Parade, felicitation mark Police Flag Day in M'luru

Parade, felicitation mark Police Flag Day in M'luru

Police Flag Day and Police Welfare Day was observed at the police grounds in Mangaluru on Monday. The celebrations were marked by an impressive parade and felicitation for retired police personnel.

Retired PSI Prakash Kumar said that he faced several challenges during his 41 years of service in the department. "We need to remember the sacrifice and services rendered by the police personnel."

He said that, "It is a matter of pride to serve the Karnataka police department. A friendly approach and selfless service helps in facing the challenges."

IGP (Western range) Arun Chakravarthy said that, "The police department has introduced a new beat system which is a binding force on us." He appealed to the officers to work towards strengthening the beat system.

SP B R Ravikanthe Gowda in his report said Rs 27,77,017 is in the fixed deposit of DK Police Welfare Fund. In the savings account, there is Rs 3,81,624. A sum of Rs 1,03,00 has been spent on educational needs of the children of police personnel from the Police Welfare Fund in 2017-18.

He said a sum of Rs 2,37,265 has been collected from the sale of police flags during 2017. Of the collected amount, 50% has been deposited in the retired police officers welfare fund, 25% for police welfare fund and 25% for central police welfare fund. Under Police Commissionerate limits, the retired police welfare fund has received 30 applications seeking help for medical treatment.

A sum of Rs 3,60,938 has been sanctioned during 2017-18. A sum of Rs 6,70,800 has been collected from the sale of police flags. Three top scorers in SSLC, PUC and engineering division were awarded scholarships in memory of former DySP late Bola Pushparaj Shetty. Nalini S Bhandary, late Bola Pushparaj Shetty's sister, handed over a cheque of Rs 25,000 for the welfare of police personnel.

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