Srinagar: The Thana Diwas was today observed with great enthusiasm across all the districts of Jammu and Kashmir with senior officers organizing meetings with the public in their respective jurisdictions to address the public grievances. As a part of this Diwas a number of functions were organized today across Jammu & Kashmir in all districts including Police districts in which members of civil society, Panchayati Raj, members of Traders Federation, Nambardar and Chowkidars participated.
On the occasion, the respective District Police Administrations organized related events at Police stations levels of the district to listen to the public issues, grievances and raise awareness on various Police services. Celebrating the Thana Diwas is aimed at redressing the public grievances and providing the police services to the masses at their door steps to strengthen grass root Police-Public ties. Moreover, conducting “Thana Diwas” is also to provide awareness of drug de-addiction among the youth and cooperation of general public was sought in eradicating the social evils prevailing in the society particularly the menace of drugs.
These meetings were organized in all the Police establishments throughout all the districts including PDs.
In Anantnag, the event was chaired by SSP Anantnag Mr. Ashish Kumar Mishra IPS at Police Station Mattan who was accompanied by Deputy SP Headquarters Anantnag and SHO P/S Mattan. Thana Diwas was also observed at Anantnag Police station, Achabal Police station, Aishmuqam Police Station, Bijbehara Police Station, Dooru Police Station, Kokernag Police Station, Pahalgam Police Station, Srigufwara Police Station, Larnoo Police Station & Utrasoo Police Station in the district.
In Pulwama, the event was organized at Rajpora Police Station, Pulwama Police Station, PS Litter Police Station & Kakapora Police Station. At Rajpora Police Station, the meeting was presided over by SSP Pulwama Mr. Gh Jeelani Wani IPS who was accompanied by Deputy SP Headquarters Pulwama and SHO of Rajpora Police Station.
In Srinagar, the event was organized at 15 Police Stations of the district & chaired by respective jurisdictional police officers in the presence of one supervisory officer.
While speaking on the occasions, the chairing officers reiterated that the main aim of organizing ‘Thana Diwas’ is to improve efficiency, transparency and accountability in policing at grass-root level and to hear and redress grievances of general public, besides seek support and active cooperation in maintaining Law and Order, curbing drug menace and others social evils in the respective areas.
Community members thanked the Police for conducting such meetings and for developing a bridge of trust among police and public and requested for regular conduct of such programs in future as well.
Pertinent to mention here is that Thana Diwas programs will be observed twice in a month on 2nd and last Thursday wherein senior functionaries of the department that is GOs from all ranks shall attend these programs personally to listen to the police related/other grievances of the general public for on spot assessment.
Our Citizen Reporter,
Venkata T Reddy