Peaceful Elections in Amritsar

The By-election for Amritsar South Assembly Constituency was completed peacefully on 22.05.2008. Not a single incidence of violence was reported from anywhere in the entire Constituency as well as the entire district. The process of poll concluded smoothly and peacefully because of the elaborate police security arrangements. The entire district was sealed by the police for the peaceful conduct of the poll. The arrangements were made by the police under the direct supervision of the District Police Chief Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh.
The Police played a proactive role to ensure free, fair and impartial elections which is treated as an example in the history of Amritsar. The role of Amritsar Police has been highly appreciated by the citizens for putting all speculations of large scale violence and booth capturing to rest.
For free and fair election more than 2000 cops of district police, 3 companies of commandos and 110 personal of paramilitary forces were deputed. All the police personal deployed on election duty were briefed personally by the district police chief for fair and impartial election. All the police personnel remained vigilant during the whole election process to avoid any eventuality.
Keeping in the view the sensitivity of the Constituency the district police chief remained in the Constituency to take the stock of the situation. A good turn out was reported from the all the polling booths setting a good example of democracy. The district police is thankful to the citizens of Amritsar for their extensive support and co-operation provided for peaceful conduct of the poll.
On the very next day SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh awarded commendation certificates to the police officers for playing key role in the peaceful conduct of elections. Around 1000 cops participated in this simple and impressive award ceremony in Amritsar Police Line.

Swami Ramdevji addresses Police cadres

Amritsar/ April 19, 2008

Swami Ramdevji visited Police Line Amritsar and gave tips to Police officers to keep body and mind healthy to serve the society in a better way. He emphasizes that protectors of the society have to keep sound health and told that a sick cop cannot care for the citizens.
He also emphasizes the importance of Pranayam and various Asanas to keep a police man fit for duty. Citing the theory of karma, he also stressed upon inculcating moral values in the police for better service of the nation.
Besides police personnel of various ranks, a large gathering from the community participated in the camp.
He stated that the country is passing through a phase of transition because of degradation of moral values and ethical standards. He cited that Character building is the sole solution of this problem.
Swamiji said that bold and conscientious citizens are the hour of the day who do not bend upon greed, do not stop before obstacles and remain undeterred by criticism.

He appreciated Amritsar Police Chief Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh for introducing Yoga in the daily curriculum of the police.
It is pertinent to mention here that Amritsar Police adopted Yoga Route to improve police functioning by increasing core competencies. Yoga plays a key role in the police to reduce the stress level of the cops. The experiment is aiming to better police public relations and improved police behavior.

The first camp was organized in the May 2007 in the Police Line and Yoga was made a part of police routine. It was later on extended to all the Police Stations with active cooperation of the teachers of Amritsar Chapter of Patanjali Yog Vidyapeeth. Since then encouraging results have been coming out and fitness level of the police officials increased.

In the first week of January 2008, One week refresher camp was organized in the premises of Madhav Vidya Niketan Amritsar, where more than 500 police officers of various ranks right from Constable to SSP participated apart from school teachers and commoners. The camp was organized in collaboration with Amritsar Chapter of Patanjali Yog Vidyapeeth Hardwar (founded by Swami Ramdev). The inaugural address was given by Hon'ble Mr. Justice Permod Kohli of Punjab and Haryana High Court while Sant Balbir Singh Sinchewal addressed the concluding session.
Another refresher camp was organized in February 2008 under the guidance of Thakur Ranjan Das of Patanjali Yog Vidyapeeth, Hardwar.
In the March 2008, Acharya Balkrshanji visited Police Line Amritsar and bestowed his blessings to the cops and described the importance of Yoga in policing.

Villagers say no to drugs

Pulkanjari , Amritsar 29.03.2008
A Police Public meet was organized at Pulkanjari(Attari) today evening. The meeting was attended by the villagers of Dhanoya Kalan, Dhanoya Khurd, Mode and Attalgarh. In the meeting, the problems of the people were personally heard by SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh. Most of the problems were sorted out on the spot. At this occasion, the villagers vowed to eradicate the menace of narcotics drugs with the help of local police.
The area around Pulkanjari is one of the most backward areas in the border district of Amritsar. Lack of educational facilities and unemployment are the main problems of the area as reported by the villagers. It is pertinent to mention here that 40 youths of this area have been selected under Prakash Scheme with the help of local police. Special interview sessions were organized by the police to help the youths of this backward area. All the selected candidates will be imparted three months training in vocational courses and will be inducted in private sector under the Prakash employment scheme. The basic idea is to employ the youths in constructive activities so that they could not indulge in drug trafficking and other antisocial activities.

Three months back in the December 2007, the heritage site of Pulkanjari was renovated with Police-Public co-operation. Now the site is being developed as a tourist spot by the Punjab Tourism Department and Archeological survey of India.

Pulkanjari was
a famous township which was founded by Maharaja Ranjit Singh and he also established a baradari here. He used to stay at this place on the way to Amritsar from Lahore and back. However this site was neglected after the partition and this area lost its charm. Due to stoppage of trade between Amritsar and Lahore it became economically backward. However the ongoing project at this site has raised new hopes for the people of the area and the old glory can return if the site is developed as a tourism spot. The local Police is extending all support to the villagers in the development of the area.