Udupi: To mark the Paryaya Festival, the Udupi District Police and Paryaya Mahotsava reception Committee jointly organised an awareness campaign ‘Suraksha Ratha’, at the Town Hall premises here, on January 10.
K Annamalai Superintendent of Police Udupi district flagged off the ‘Suraksha Ratha’ (Publicity vehicle, which gives details of the modus operandi of all forms of crimes.) and said that The main idea behind the move is to seek cooperation of the people in trouble – prone areas to prevent crime by creating awareness.
Ignorance or lack of awareness was one of the reasons for increase in crimes. Many crimes have been taking place because the culprits are able to deceive the people. Some might deviate people’s attention by dropping currency notes, while others would offer unsolicited help. But at the end, gullible people would lose money, gold or other valuables.
The district police have taken all measures for the smooth functioning of the forthcoming Paryaya festival. This time the number of VVIPs, Z category security holding persons will be attending the Paryaya festival and we have strengthened the security in and around Udupi.
Former deputy prime minister and senior BJP leader L K Advani will also be attending the Paryaya festival in Udupi. The Police department has decided to have zero traffic in the city limits on January 17 and 18. He also requested the citizens of Udupi to co-operate with the police department.
Srikanth Rao CPI Udupi, Girish PSI Udupi Town, Vasudeva Rao, Ln Suresh Prabhu, Arun Kumar and others were present.