Police Flag Day in City – 64 Retired Police Personnel Felicitated
Mangaluru: Paying tribute to the brave police personnel for their tireless service, unflinching courage and utmost dedication in maintaining Law and Order in our Society, the Mangaluru police Commissionerate, the Dakshina Kannada District Police and KSRP 7th Division – Mangaluru jointly observed Police Flag day and Welfare Day at the Police grounds here, on April 2.
Felicitation to the retired police personnel and presentation of the guard of honour marked the Day. Retired SP – Uday Nayak who was the Chief Guest inspected the parade. The Police Flag Day was marked with a march past by various police contingents namely the City Armed Reserve, District Armed Reserve and Karnataka State Reserve Police, among others, to the tune of the police band. The parade was presided over by the IGP of Western Range Arun Chakravarthy.
The police commissioner Sandeep Patil welcomed the gathering. The police flag day sticker was released by retired ACP Uday Nayak on the occasion, and the collection was made for the police welfare fund. On the occasion, 64 retired police personnel were felicitated for their tremendous service.
Addressing the gathering Uday Nayak said, “I have served in the police department for a long time and retired last year, I am satisfied with my service. When I was in the department, there was a basic policing. In between, we got some technology for the department to improve on policing. We talk about policing, I have seen three generations, earlier the technology was not such as we now have modern technology. Earlier policing was not so good but now policing has improved and also become very complicated. In this region, we can deal with the complainant and the opposite party but sometimes it is very complicated to solve the issues because of the hidden hands or organizations that are hell bent in creating problems. There were many problems in the district but they have decreased now. Since the election is nearing, all should work well and be alert”.
Uday Nayak further said, “Many times when our retired officers call or visit the office, the staff get irritated. I request the police personnel to respect them well because after 25 years you will be in the same place. Plan your life now. When we had joined the department, there was only the postal and LIC but now there are many options to plan your retirement. In Mangaluru there is drug menace, be people-friendly and try to curb the drug menace in your region. Don’t get addicted to any bad habits, deliver good service during your tenure. I wish everyone all the very best.”
IGP Arun Chakravarthy in his presidential address said, “We organize many programmes in our department and our speciality is that we start early and end early. All our programmes are organized with discipline. We observe the Police commemoration and Police flag day which has a special meaning. On the Police commemoration day, we remember the police who have sacrificed their lives and on Police flag day we honour the retired police officers. Many police have served for 3 to 4 decades and they face a lot of challenges and retire at the age of 60. We need to congratulate them for their dedication. Uday Nayak had said that retired police officers should be well respected, every police officer says the same thing. When we are still in the department we need to think about this since we all will retire when we complete 60 years. Our service is not permanent, at the age of 60, we should leave the department”.
IGP Arun further said, “Sometimes our own well-wishers do not go to the police station but inform someone in the department to do their work. I urge everyone to go to the police station to do their work. Instead of sitting at home and order to do your work, go to the station, they will help you. When I joined the department in Shivamogga, Uday Nayak was the inspector there and now when he is retiring I too am serving in the same district which is a coincidence.”
IGP Arun also said, “There are criminals who think that we can beat the system and they can carry on with their criminal activities but the police department has taken this as a challenge. Sometimes in our department, some of us for various reasons think so. Anyone who works for the department should never take the system for granted. We should always have loyalty and discipline as long as we live. In 2016, some police personnel tried to protest but were not successful. I salute the retired police officers for their support and exemplary contribution towards the department.”
KSPS Commandant Janardhan delivered the vote of thanks. DCP Law and Order Hanumantharaya, DCP Crime and Traffic Uma Prashant and others were also present.