Republic Day celebrations held at Gandhi Ground, CM took the salute

January 26, 2009
Republic Day celebrations were organised in the historical Gandhi Ground of Amritsar where Chief Minister Punjab S. Parkash Singh Badal unfurled the tricolour and inspected the parade escorted by DC KS Pannu and SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh. He took the salute of an impressive march past led by ASP Pradeep Kumar Yadav. The contingents of the Punjab Police, Home Guards, NCC, Scouts and guides took part in the parade, followed by bands of Punjab Police.

Addressing the esteemed gathering, the Chief Minister greeted the people of India and extended his good wishes to the citizens to strengthen the democratic set up of the country. He stressed upon strengthening the federal structure of the Constitution of India to eradicate socio-economic crisis.

A cultural programme, including bhangra, giddha, group dance, PT show, was presented by students of local schools and colleges at this occasion. The Jhanki(display) of Amritsar Police comprising of Tourism Police, Family counselling Cell, PRO system, Lodge your FIR system and Traffic Police was main attraction at this function.

Guard of Honour to the Vice-President of India

An impressive guard of honour was presented to the Vice President of India by Amritsar Police on 12th January 2009. DSP Kirpal Singh led the 50 members squad where SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh and DIG PPS Sidhu were present at this occasion. The Vice-President was in the city to inaugurate the 14th National Youth Festival.

National Youth Festival 2009
The Fourteenth National Youth Festival was organised in Amritsar from 12th -16th January, 2009. The inaugural ceremony was organised in the campus of Guru Nanak Dev
University. This prestigious event was hosted by Punjab for the first time. Amritsar Police has made very good arrangements for this event right from inaugural event to the closing ceremony. The Police Liaison Officers deputed by Amritsar Police were highly appreciated by the participants of various states. More than 4000 participants of 35 States/ Union Territories participated in this mega event. Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, the District Police Chief was a member of the National Steering Committee. The Chairman of the National Steering Committee Dr. M. S. Gill, Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India extended appreciations to the District Police Chief and other officers associated with this event.