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Guj CM presents distinguished & meritorious service medals to 168 police personnel of Gujarat police

Chief Minister of the state Mr. Vijay Rupani marked his presence in Ahmedabad for a medal distribution ceremony wherein he honoured 168 police officers of the state’s police force. 18 police officers were awarded the President’s Police Medal and 150 police officers were awarded the Police Medal during the ceremony. The names of these officers were announced between 2014 to 2019 during the celebrations of Republic Day and Independence Day at the national capital. Out of the 18 officers, the names of 9 officers each were announced on Republic Day and Independence Day between 2014-2019.

During his address, the CM said, “Gujarat has been known for effective law and order which has ensured the safety of people. The police force of the state is known for serving justice and reducing the ratio of crime.”

Mr. Rupani thanked the state’s police force for being on their toes to ensure better living conditions for the citizens. He added, “The police force of the state is tech-savvy. I laud them for ensuring the optimum utilisation of technology in order to solve various kinds of cases.”

Gujarat has adopted a pro-people approach when it comes to surveillance. The people are not threatened by the police force anymore. Rather, the citizens now see them as their friends.

This year too, the names of 58 police officers were announced on Independence Day and the names of 92 officers were announced on Republic day.

Chief Secretary Dr. J.N Singh, ACS of Home Department Mrs. Sangeeta Singh, Director General of Police Mr. Shivanand Jha and senior police officers in addition to the awardees and their family members were present during the event.

 
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