19 July, Srinagar: The Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh, today gave cheques to two daughters of a deceased SPO, here at Police Headquarters, as part of the ongoing welfare initiatives of the Police for the offspring of Jammu and Kashmir Police brave hearts.
M.K. Sinha, ADGP (Hqrs/Coord), was also in attendance. The DGP gave the daughters of martyred SPO Mohammad Shafi each a check for one lakh for their nuptials. On February 4, 2015, the courageous SPO met his end in a battle in Hardu-Shura in the Baramulla District’s Kunzer neighbourhood.
When speaking with the martyr’s daughters, the DGP pledged to provide all aid and support necessary as needed. He wished them success moving forward. The DGP said that Jammu and Kashmir Police Pariwar has made it a top priority to provide for the dependents of police martyrs via various welfare programs. He said that the Jammu and Kashmir Police will continue to do so in the future since these brave souls gave their life in defence of the country’s integrity and sovereignty. The DGP said that after more than three decades of unrest, the area is now experiencing a developing calm as a result of the great sacrifices made by J&K Policemen and other security personnel.
It is pertinent to note that, in addition to more than Rs. 15 lakh being approved for dependents of the victims under the Sevara Scheme, Police Headquarters this year gave financial support to 11 daughters of martyrs for their wedding ceremonies. This year, 32 police martyrs’ wards will get free education at police public schools. Scholarships totaling more than Rs. 5 lakhs have been approved for 43 of the martyrs’ kids who are enrolled in various grades. Additionally, two digital skill development programs were held in Jammu and Srinagar for the children of J&K Police martyrs in order to provide viable employment opportunities. Participating in this skill development program were 50 martyr wards.