Noida, Ghaziabad cops spend Diwali evening with underprivileged
The initiative was undertaken by the UP police as a confidence-building exercise among the public and also to show the public their people-centric image in the societynoida Updated: Oct 20, 2017 22:07 IST
The Gautam Budh Nagar and Ghaziabad police officers celebrated Diwali in a different way this year. Officers and personnel spent time with those living in old-age homes, orphanages, slum clusters and shelter homes and also distributed gifts to the underprivileged on the occasion of Diwali.
The top hierarchy of the Gautam Budh Nagar police, including senior superintendent of police (SSP) Love Kumar, spent time at an orphanage in Sector 12, where a dinner was also organised. The police distributed sweets, fruits, clothes and shoes to children and also gave away gifts and sweets to the elderly at an old-age home in Sector 55.
“Along with the SSP, his family members and other senior officers, including the SPs for rural, traffic and crime, were also present. The UP police officers, across the state, spent time with the underprivileged people and helped bring a smile to their face on the occasion of Diwali,” said Manish Saxena, public relations officer to SSP, Gautam Budh Nagar.
Likewise, station house officers and station officers from Sector 20, Sector 39, Expressway, Sector 63, Sector 49 and women’s police station visited JJ clusters in their respective areas and distributed fruits, sweets and other food items to the needy.
A similar activity was undertaken in Ghaziabad. SSP HN Singh and other senior officers spent nearly three hours at old-age homes and orphanages.
“SSP visited the ‘Kusth Ashram’ located near river Hindon and distributed food packets to the poor. He then visited an old-age home in Kavi Nagar and also visited a children’s home. We had made arrangement for chocolates, fruits, sweets, clothes, toys and candles. Many of these items were also distributed to the aged,” said Subodh Saxena, PRO to SSP, Ghaziabad.
Similar activities were also undertaken by SHOs and station officers in their respective areas, from afternoon to evening on Diwali.
The initiative was undertaken by the UP police as a confidence-building exercise among the public and also to show the public their people-centric image in the society, officials said.
Such activities were taken up by senior officers across the, including the director general of police Sulkhan Singh, who spent a few hours of the festival with the poor and the underprivileged.