DGP gets warm welcome at Turtuk; assures people to take up their demands with the govt

Straightline News Network

SRINAGAR, Sep 9: DGP J&K Dilbag Singh who is on visit to Ladakh Division today visited Siachen Base Camp and Turtuk.

In the morning the DGP visited the Siachen base camp where he was received by the Base Commander, Col Kuldeep Singh Dahiya. The DGP interacted with the army officers at the base camp. The Base Commander briefed the DGP. The DGP also watched a documentary regarding the Siachen highlighting the valour and sacrifices of the Indian Army in the sector.

DGP paid homage at the Siachen War Memorial by laying a floral wreath. Major Ravi Rana gave a resume of this War Memorial on this occasion. The DGP wrote in the visitors book. The DGP also visited the Siachen Battle School where he was briefed about the training of the army personnel and equipment being utilized in the area.

Later on the DGP visited Turtuk and addressed a public gathering. He was given a warm welcome by civil society, Sarpanches, and people from all walks of life. During his address the DGP said that the border area of Turtuk is unique in many ways including its culture. It attracts a number of tourists every year. He complemented the people for preservation of their culture and ethos.

Referring to some demands  put forth before him the visiting chief of Police assured that the grievances and demands would be taken up at the highest level of administration and those concerning the Police department will be solved immediately. He said that the youth and particularly girls of the area should prepare and actively take part in the recruitment of border battalion and women battalion which will be taken up shortly.

DGP announced that Police will provide assistance in establishing a library, books and stationary items to students particularly girls. He also announced that under CAP district administration will make a proposal for organising a Polo Cup at Turtuk.

Earlier DIG CKR Shri V. K Birdhi in his address said that DGP J&K was very keen on visiting Turtuk and wanted to meet the people. He thanked the DGP for his visit. Mehdi Counsellor from Turtuk constituency in LAHDC while thanking the DGP for his visit put forth some demands. He also submitted a memorandum to the DGP.

SSP Leh Sargun Shukla presented vote of thanks. She also put forth certain suggestions with regard to engagement of the youth of the area. She also thanked the DGP for taking time out of the busy schedule and visiting far off places of District Leh.