Saturday, 14 February 2015

Chief Minister releases Kunwar’s Book on Sant Kabir

Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh, DIG, Jalandhar Range has written a new book ‘Sant Kabir De Anmol Vachan’. This book was released by Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal on 16 January at Jalandhar. This is a research book on the universal teachings of Sant Kabir.
According to the author, these teachings comprising of 105 verses (Dohas) have been divided into 16 Chapters where every chapter throws light on a specific theme in a comprehensive manner. The chapters have been selected keeping in view the prevailing circumstances in the society where materialistic sub-culture has dominated every stream of human life and society at large.
The author has narrated Sant Kabir as a great ‘social scientist’ who has studied the problems faced by the society in a scientific manner and has given practical solution of those problems. Based on the principles of equality of all human beings and need of harmony in the society, the teachings of Sant Kabir have provided simple ways about how the social fabric comprising of King, commoners and government machinery should work.
          Kunwar said that today when a mad race of westernization in the name of modernization was going on amongst the people, this book would showcase our rich cultural heritage and inspire the people to follow Indian traditions and customs as an inseparable part of their life.
          Hailing the initiative of the officer for writing this book, the Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal termed it as a ‘masterpiece composition’ aimed at perpetuating the great legacy of Saint Kabir. He also lauded Kunwar Vijay Partap for authoring third book in a short span of three years despite of extremely hard duty. The officer has earlier authored two books ‘RTI- Law and Practice’ and ‘Cyber Law & Investigation’.

Kunwar Vijay Pratap to get President’s Police Medal

Having recently relinquished the charge as Police Commissioner and now posted at the DIG Jalandhar range, Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh is among the top cops from the country to be selected for the President’s Police Medal.
An officer of the 1998 batch of the Indian Police Service, he has been credited with setting up the cyber crime cell of the Punjab Police in Mohali as its founder SSP. Armed with varied qualifications ranging from MA in Sanskrit with specialisation in Indian Philosophy, PG Diploma in Human Resource Management, PhD on Human Rights of Prisoners and LLB, he has served as SSP in Amritsar, Ferozepur, Gurdsapur and Batala. He also worked as the DIG Prisons of the Amritsar Central jail. He has written three books, including Universal Teachings of Kabir and Cyber Laws and Investigations.
Meanwhile, many city residents have congratulated him for his selection for the prestigious award.  (The Tribune, Jalandhar, 15 August 2014) []

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Kunwar’s book on RTI released by Deputy CM

The Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Sukhbir Singh Badal has released a book on Right to Information written by Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh. The writer cop has penned down this book titled “Right to Information: Law & Practice” in a very simple and lucid language. This book will address the needs of law students, information-seekers as well as information-givers.
The Deputy Chief Minister appreciating the efforts of the cop reiterated that he always believed in openness of governance system. He said at this occasion that his government went a step ahead by implementing right to service for the benefit of the common citizens. Mr. Badal further emphasised that in democratic governance system openness should be a rule and secrecy an exception. 
The book release ceremony was organised in the APICON (Association of Physicians) conference organised at Ludhiana where Mr. Badal addressed an impressive gathering of noted physicians of India. At this occasion senior officers of administration and police were also present. Apart from others, Dr Gurpreet Singh Wander, Dr Rajinder Kumar Bansal, Dr Sandeep Puri and Dr RS Chhina graced the occasion.  
According to the author, the RTI is an emerging field and the law on right to information is at the development stage by way of statutory amendments (so far proposed), interpretation by the Supreme Court, High Courts, Information Commissions and to some extent by the executive guidelines. The writer has made a humble endeavour to bring this book on the law and practice which is an outcome of his wide experience as a public authority as well as extensive research conducted on this subject as a student of law. In this endeavour, he has consulted noted jurists, Information Commissioners, Bureaucrats, Police Officers, Academicians and RTI scholars to make it more practical and realistic. The author has tried his best to include the latest provisions, guidelines and rulings on various provisions.      
 Kunwar, a Ph.D. in Police Administration from GNDU Amritsar, has recently completed LLB from Panjab University Chandigarh and got third position in the merit with distinction in the University. He is a firm believer of learning, performing and reforming. He is presently working as DIG of Ludhiana Range as well as State Cyber Cell of Punjab. He has earlier authored a book on Cyber Crime and also a book on the Universal teachings of saint Kabir.
The author says that this book has been primarily designed for law students which would prove equally beneficial for the public authorities and PIOs who often face difficulties regarding various provisions of the Act including exemptions. Of course, the common people at large will be benefitted with this book and will be able to exercise their right to information in a better way.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Shahidi Jor Mela begins at Fatehgarh Sahib

Let us commemorate the great martyrdom of the younger Sahibzadas of tenth Guru Gobind Singhji. It is a matter of privilege for me to be here for supervising security and Law & order arrangements.
The two younger Sahibzadas — Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh — were bricked alive this day in 1704 by Nawab Wazir Khan, the then Governor of Sirhind. Nawab Sher Mohammad Khan of Malerkotla, who ...happened to be there, earnestly pleaded that the children were too young and innocent to be punished but Nawab Wazir Khan ordered BabaZorawar Singh and Fateh Singh to be bricked alive.
Diwan Todar Mal broke this news to Mata Gujriji which proved fatal to her. The renowed Hindi poet Maithillisharan Gupt commemorates the unique sacrifice in a poem given below :-
"Jis kul Jaati desh ke bachche
de sakte hain balidan,
us desh ka vartman kuchh bhi ho
par bhavishya hai maha mahan
(The community and the nation which are capable of such a heroic sacrifice have a great future in store for them regardless of their present.)
Bas Ek Hind Mein Tirath Hai Yatra Ke Liye;
Katai Bap Ne Betey Jahan Khuda Ke Liye
~ Allah Yaar Yogi - an Urdu poet

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Kunwar appointed as DIG of Ludhiana Range

Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh has been appointed DIG of Ludhiana Range in August 2013. He will continue to look after the work of Punjab State Cyber Cell. Earlier, he has served in Ludhiana as ASP in 2001-2002. His main trust areas of policing are Community Oriented Policing, Crime detection and prevention of crime.
He is fond of taking proactive measures to curb crime and criminal activities and in this way his style of policing is known as Pro-active policing. In the supervisory capacity of DIG, he has started to sensitise the police officers under his control to protect the human values of people in general and especially the  dignity of women and under-privileged class of people.
He is a firm believer of "Santa Maniyo Doota Daniyo" which means -- I am a police officer of God and my duty is to protect the common citizens and to punish the wicked.

Kunwar Vijay Pratap completed LL.B.

Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh has completed LL.B. course from Panjab University Chandigarh in 2010-2013 Session. He attended regular evening classes in this three year degree course and stood third in  the combined merit of morning and evening sessions. He secured 76% marks in the LL.B. and in this process he made new records in criminal law. His area of specialisation in the LL.B. was Criminal, Constitutional, Cyber and Service Law.
He also wrote a simple book on Cyber Law for the students in the current semester in which he was student of Cyber Law. He received lot of appreciations from the students of Panjab University for this book. The book is equally important for the common citizens, cyber professionals, police investigators and practicing lawyers. During this period, he worked as SSP and DIG of Punjab State Cyber Cell. In fact, he took keen interest in setting up this state levcl investigation cell at Mohali which was inaugarated in April 2011 by Hon'ble Deputy Chief Minister Sardar Sukhbir Singh Badal.
Before this, Kunwar did his Doctoral research in Police Administration on the topic Human Right of Prisoners. He was awarded Ph.D. by the GNDU University Amritsar in 2010. This research is based upon an empirical study undertaken at Amritsar Central Jail. 

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Missing Amritsar girl found in Delhi

The Tribune, Chandigarh

30 September 2011

Missing Amritsar girl found in Delhi

Saurabh Malik

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 29 Bringing the curtains down on the drama enacted by the Punjab police, IPS officer Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh has cracked the missing girl’s case.

Soon after the Punjab police tried to plant a stranger in place of the missing girl and asked her parents to accept her as their daughter, the Punjab-cadre IPS officer of 1998 batch tracked her down in Delhi. Her recovery has also brought to fore the sordid reality of callous handling of domestic helps in the country.

Pooja (15) went missing from Amritsar three years ago. The probe into the matter was handed over to Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh by Justice LN Mittal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. His name was suggested by advocate GK Mann, representing Pooja’s father Sonu Parshad.

The investigation revealed that Pooja was taken as a domestic help by Puran Kaur of Amritsar in 2008 with the consent of the girl’s father.

But later Pooja was sent to Delhi to work as domestic help with Kaur’s son Sukhbir Singh.

Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, SSP Crime Branch, said the girl escaped from Sukhbir’s house, as she was subjected to physical and mental torture. She somehow found her way to the house of a retired CRPF DIG. The parents have identified the girl as their daughter and she will be handed over to them after taking orders from the court of the Amritsar Chief Judicial Magistrate.

Giving details of the probe, the SSP said a team of officers, comprising DSP Vibhor Kumar, DSP Jagjit Singh, Inspector Makhan Singh and other officials, were constituted.

The interim bail granted to Sukhbir and his mother was cancelled on the request of the Crime Branch.

Sukhbir and his son, Arundeep, were then arrested before being taken on a four-day remand. The girl was traced to the Janakpuri area at the instance of the accused where she was living with a couple as a domestic help.

The police earlier wanted Sonu Parshad to believe that the girl handed over to him was indeed his missing daughter.

The Amritsar resident was sure that the police was bluffing. After the DNA test proved true his worst apprehensions, Justice Mittal has asked the IPS officer to carry out the probe.


Thursday, 8 September 2011

Man held for creating fake Facebook profile

The Tribune, Chandigarh

08 September 2011

Mohali, September 7

The cyber crime wing of the Punjab State Crime Branch, Mohali, has arrested a man for allegedly creating a fake profile of a woman from Sultanpur Lodhi, Kapurthala, on Facebook.

The arrested has been identified as Kanwaljit Singh (25), a Jagroan-based software professional. A case under Sections 66-A and 66-D of the IT Act and Sections 419 and 509 of the IPC has been registered against him.

Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, SSP State Crime Branch, said the motive behind the crime was to defame the complainant because of some personal enmity. The case was investigated by a team of officers headed by DSP Vibhor Kumar. The fake profile displayed the woman’s phone number and other details. The profile said she was an organiser of a musical dance group and can be contacted on her mobile number and e-mail. The woman started receiving calls on the basis of her profile and she was forced to approach the crime branch. — TNS


Internet Lottery Fraud detected, two arrested by Punjab Crime Branch

Punjab Newsline Network

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

CHANDIGARH: The cyber wing of Punjab Crime Branch has busted an international racket of internet lottery fraud and arrested two persons in this connection. The persons were identified as Ibne Hasan of Muzzaffarnagar (UP) and Nauman Ali of Roorkee (Uttarakhand). Both are on police remand for two days.

In this case, a complaint was made by Abhishek, a Mohali resident who received an SMS that he has won a lottery of Rs 25 lakhs and after that he received phone calls to deposit Rupees 1,25,000/ as a clearance amount. The phone calls were originated from Dubai and Pakistan. Interestingly, Abhishek deposited the amount in the Bank Account indicated by the callers.

The investigation was carried out by a team of officials headed by Inspector Charanjeev Lamba of Cyber crime wing of Punjab State Crime Branch. The investigation was supervised by Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, SSP of State Crime Branch. During investigation it was found that the bank accounts were opened in Roorkee.

Further investigations are going on and efforts are being made to ascertain the identity of accused persons based in Dubai and Pakistan. The preliminary investigtion shows that money is being diverted to Pakistan.

This gang used to send SMS and e-mail to ignorant citizens that they have won lottery and they are asked to deposit certain amount as a clearance charge. People, out of ignorance, are being duped by such gangs.

The SSP advised the common citizens to ignore and delete such SMS and e-mails. However, they should inform the local police or Cyber Crime wing of Punjab Police at Mohali if they are insisted by someone to deposit certain amount. Complainant can be sent through e-mail on the IDs or


Monday, 3 January 2011

Om sarve bhavantu sukhinah, Sarve santu nira-maya-ah. Sarve bhadrani pashyantu, Ma-kaschit dukha-bhak bhavet.

May all be happy;May all be healthy; May all experience prosperity; May none in the world suffer. May peace, peace and peace be unto us and all the beings of the world.

May the New Year bring all happiness and prosperity in your life. Happy New Year.. Regards..Kunwar

Friday, 12 March 2010

Swami Ramdevji interacts with policemen in PAP Chandigarh

“Our nation is passing through a transitional phase and honest & dedicated citizens are the need of the hour. Only healthy people can contribute in nation building and resurgence of the society. Policemen are the defender of society and so they can perform their duties if and only if they are healthy with body and mind. In the changing socio-democratic scenario, the police has to play a greater role as they are the actual protectors of our democracy.” – told Swami Ramdev addressing the policemen in the Punjab Armed Police Complex at Chandigarh. He asked the policemen to practice Yoga regularly. He also stressed upon the behavioural aspects of policing to make it community oriented.
This function was organized on the initiative of Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, IPS, Commanding Officer of 82 Battalion PAP Chandigarh. Around one thousand police personnel of Punjab Armed Police attended this programme, besides common citizens and senior officers. Sh. AR Talwar, Principal Secretary Home, ADGP Chander Shekhar, Sh. BS Sudan, Sh. BK Singh, DIG N.P. Singh, DIG RN Dhoke, Sh. Neelkanth, Sh. Roop Kumar and Sh. Kuldeep Singh, all senior officers of police and administration, were present at this occasion.
Earlier Swamiji had an interactive session with the judges and advocates in the premises of Punjab and Haryana High Court. He also addressed the members and office bearers of Bharat Swabhiman Trust and Patanjali Yogpeeth in Panchkula and asked them to play a larger role in nation building.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

National Seminar on Rights of Women and Children

A National Seminar on “Emerging Trends in the field of law with special reference to Rights of Women and children in India” was organized by the Department of Law, Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar on 6th and 7th March of 2010. A number of research papers and articles were presented by the learned delegates who came from different universities of the country.
Justice Hemant Gupta of Punjab & Haryana High Court presided over the inaugural function while key note address was given by Prof. Virender Kumar of National Judicial Academy Chandigarh. Prof. AS Brar, Vice Chancellor of the university pointed out the loopholes in the present criminal justice administration in his welcome address. Prof. Gurjeet Singh, Vice Chancellor of National Law University addressed the valedictory session. This seminar was organized on the initiative of Dr. Jaspal Singh, Head of Department of Law of the University with active cooperation and support by Prof. Rajinder Pawar, Prof. Viney Kapur and Prof. Rattan Singh of the Department.
Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, an officer of Punjab Cadre of Indian Police Service, presented papers on the following two topics: 1. Human Rights of Women Prisoners 2. Safeguarding the rights of women and children: An initiative by Amritsar Police
On the first topic, the officer highlighted the living conditions of women prisoners from the human rights perspective with specvial reference to Amritsar Central Jail. He stressed upon the pressing need of separate institutions for the women prisoners so that they cannot be put in the common jails. He also recommended to post women gynecologists for the women prisoners. He also suggested that the guidelines given by the Supreme Court of India in RD Upadhyay vs. State of Andhra Pradesh and Others should be enforced to safeguard the rights of women inmates.
On the second issue, he highlighted the efforts made by Amritsar Police during the last two years in safeguarding the rights of women and children. He described the role as well as feedback of newly set up Women & Child Helpline, Juvenile Police Unit, PRO system, Family Counselling Cell and Special Investigation Unit of Amritsar Police.


I am Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, a police officer of Punjab Cadre of Indian Police. I welcome you on my website This website will help us to interact with each other in this era of Information Technology. My best wishes to you………With regards….. Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh

Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh and Dr. R.S. Sandhu spoke on Drug Addiction

Amritsar, January 19 (Bharat Sandesh)- Drug abuse cuts across age, class, ethnic and gender lines, however in Punjab it is more spread in the age group of 18-35, said Mr. Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh, IPS former SSP of Amritsar while delivering his lecture on "How to tackle the Menace of Drugs". This function was organized by the Students' Welfare Department of the Guru Nanak Dev University in association with Chronic Care Foundation, New Delhi.
Dr. Inderjit Singh, Registrar of the University presided over while Mr. Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh was the chief guest on this occasion. Dr. R.S. Sandhu, Senior Professor of Sociology also delivered his lecture on "Drug Addiction: A Social Problem". A Nukad Natak-Nasha Mukat Punjab was also preformed by Chronic Care Foundation, New Delhi on this occasion.
Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh said that Drug abuse is a social menace which played a detrimental role on our social system. He said that Drug-related problems include increased rates of crime and violence, susceptibility to HIV/AIDS and hepatitis, demand for treatment, and a breakdown in social behavior. This menace if not curbed in time can pose serious threat to our moral and social values in general and to the nation as a whole, he added.
While talking about the role of police in tackling this menace, he said that the Police Advisory committee has been set up to tackle the menace of drugs. He said that the committee consisting of intellectuals, educationists and professionals would suggest measures to curb the supply line of drugs and also to create awareness among the masses to reduce the demand line. He said that till date we have been able to control the menace of drugs upto 75 to 80 percent. Dr. R.S. Sandhu while speaking on 'Drug Addiction: A Social Problem' said that in India, 62.5 million people use alcohol, 8.75 million use cannabis, two million use opiates, and 0.6 million use sedatives or hypnotics. He said about 17% to 26% of these people can be classified as dependent users who need urgent treatment. He said that in the case of Punjab, according to a study of household survey in different regions of Punjab, the extent of drug addiction varies from 61% to 68.6%. He said that this problem is increasing day by day and it is aggravating many other serious problems such as crime, AIDS, sex, accidents and interpersonal relations. []

International Human Rights Award to Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh

Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh received International Human Rights Award on the occasion of International Human Rights Day. This award was given by All India Human Rights Association (AIHRA) on 10th December 2009 in a special function organized in collaboration with the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) at Jaipur on the eve of International summit on voice of Human Rights. The officer was bestowed with this award for streamlining Community Oriented Policing in Amritsar and protecting human values and dignity of the commoners in a very conscientious manner.
Mr. M.U. Dua, National President of AIHRA presented a detailed report about 23 years long journey of the Association and its role in protecting the rights of common people. General Secretary Mr. HS Tanwar, S. Murlidharan and Mr. Anil Sharma were present at this occasion, besides others. More than 1000 human rights activists participated in this summit from different parts of Indian States and neighbouring countries.
This summit was a grand success from human rights perspective where presentations were made by various speakers on burning human rights issues like female foeticide, domestic violence, child abuse, global warming, role and responsibilities of police in a welfare state etc. This summit was inaugurated by Honorable Mr. N.K. Jain, Chairperson, Rajasthan Human Rights Commission. Justice N.L. Tiberwal spoke on the duties and responsibilities of four pillars of democracy. Justice (Retd) SM Bhargav, Ms. Pooja Sabarwal and Dr. PJ Sudhakar presented their views on various human rights issues at this occasion.
The selfless services rendered by the officer have been recognized by various organizations from time to time. He received Baba Farid Award of Honesty in 2004 for his honesty and dedication by Baba Farid Foundation Faridkot. He was also honored by India Vision Foundation, an NGO founded by Kiran Bedi, for bringing humanistic transformation in Amritsar Central Jail.

Sincere Gratitude

31.10.2009 Dear Citizens, I am thankful to you for extending all support and cooperation during my posting as District Police Chief of Amritsar. With your active participation and support, we achieved new heights in Amritsar Police. Together, we tried to demolish the colonial wall between the police and community. We were able to establish our dominance over the crime and criminal elements. We together played a memorable inning in the field of policing as well as in nation building.

I am also indebted to the police officers of all ranks who played pivotal role in this endeavor.

We tried our level best to give the city an environment where everybody feels secure and significant.

Please accept my heartfelt gratitude and thanks. I wish all the best to you and the holy city. With regards Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh

My contact details: Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, IPS Commanding Officer P.A.P. 82nd Battalion Near Punjab Civil Secretariat Chandigarh Phone: 09814085205 E-mail:, Web:,, Blog:,

Friday, 2 October 2009

Child rescued within hours of kidnapping

Kidnapped child recovered by Punjab police
Thursday, 01 October 2009
AMRITSAR: Amritsar Police has recovered a 5 year old child who was kidnapped late last night.SSP Amritsar Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh said that police received information that one 5 year old child name Simranjit Singh alias Sam was kidnapped by some unknown persons while the child was playing with his grand mother at his house near Hall Bajar.The child belongs to a mediocre family having business in Amritsar. The father of child is working in Dubai and his uncle is in Army working in the J&K.
As soon as the information was received, the police immediately swung into action and SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh reached the spot. A red alert was sounded in the city and the photograph of the child was circulated at all the Naka points in the city area. In the mean time kidnappers’ cellphone was tracked which was incidentally taken away from the house of the victim. The kidnapper was engaged in negotiation which was personally conducted by the SSP. Various teams of the district police were formed in search of boy and all exit points of the city were sealed. It was learnt in the preliminary investigation that only one person came to take away the child and he was backed by two-three others, added SSP.
As this process was still on, two Constables of the district police Kashmir Singh and Kuldeep Singh spotted the child at Chowk Malkan Butt and the child was rescued. A case of kidnapping has been registered at Police Station Kotwali. Further investigations are going on, said police. []

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Transfer Calls over SSP snub to Akali Leader

Sunday, September 27, 2009 AMRITSAR: Refusal by Amritsar Senior Superintendent of Police Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh to hear the delegation of Shiromani Akali Dad councillors led by Youth Akali Dal general secretary Mandeep Singh Manna, who faces criminal charges, has put the two in conflict. Now when the district police have decided to go ahead with the action against Manna, the SAD councillors will stage a dharna next week to demand the transfer of the SSP. Addressing the media on Saturday, Manna, who was there along with the councillors, said: ”A group of 6-7 councillors from the SAD accompanied me to the office of the Amritsar SSP, but he made us sit there for nearly 90 minutes and, later, misbehaved with us on telephone and refused to meet us.” Manna alleged the working of the Amritsar police was not up to the mark and recently it had called a girl to the police station and made her sit there for long. The SAD councillors said the dharna against the SSP would be on from September: 29 till his transfer. When contacted SSP Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh said: “Manna faces criminal charges and I cannot entertain him in my office. His place is in the lock­ up. I will not entertain anyone who supports him. There are a couple of cases against Manna and the police are doing their job.” During the press conference, C Division SHO Prabhjot Singh served summons to Manna, which the Youth Akali Dal leader refused to accept. When contacted, the SHO said: ”A case of cheating was registered against a man called Rakesh Jangi, who is in custody. The police also suspect the involvement of Manna in this case and, hence, he got the summons.” SAD councillors Amarjit Singh, Jatinder Pal Singh, Amarjit Singh, Surinder Singh and M.S. Verka were present at the press conference. SOURCE-HT []

Dasehra celebrations pass off peacefully

September 27, 2009 Celebrations of Dasehra festival pass off peacefully amid tight police arrangements. Besides main functions organised at Dasehra ground, Bhadarkali, Cheharta and khandwala; at least 150 venues of dasehra were covered by the police keeping in view the sensitivity of the occasion. The police averted clash between rival groups at Khandwala. Effigies of Ravana, Kumbhkarna and Meghnad were burnt by the organisers at this occasion. People from all walks of life participated in the celebrations with joy and happiness. SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh chaired a meeting of officers early this morning to take stock of the situation and gave clear cut directions to maintain peace and tranquillity in the larger interest of the community. Beside this ten days long fair of langoors was also concluded in the ‘Bara Hanuman Mandir’ at Durgiana complex. The Langoor Mela during the Navratra festivities is very popular at the Durgiana Temple as mostly childless couples seek the blessings of Lord Hanumana and promise that if they are blessed with a son, they would dress their wards as langoors and will observe a nine-day fast during the festivities. The police had made elaborate arrangements for the devotees’ besides making arrangements at leading routes. Children dressed as langoors, dancing to the beats of drums in a procession passing through different parts of the town marked the festivities. At least 4900 langoors besides over 1,000 people dressed up as Hanuman participated in the Mela. The District Police Chief Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh extended heartiest congratulations to the devotees and citizens of Amritsar at this occasion.

Yog workshop for the Police by Patanjali Yogpeeth

September 27, 2009 Amritsar Police organised Yoga Workshop for the police personnel with the help of Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar. DR. JAIDEEP JI, HOD, YOG EDUCATION DEPARTMENT was the main centre of attraction at this occasion. He addressed the participants and sensitised them about impact of Yog on day to day life of police personnel and hence providing healthy policing for the community. He appreciated the efforts made by SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh for streamlining Yogic activities in the routine curriculum of the police. He assured that Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar will extend all kinds of assistance to make this mission successful for the overall benefit of the society. He asked the policemen to keep their mind and body healthy to make the society healthy. He told that the ‘Police’ is one of the best services in the country who can contribute in the wholesome development of the society. Mr Awan Parasar, District Coordinator, presented a vote of thanks at this occasion. Besides the teachers of Amritsar Chapter of Patanjali Yogpeeth, a number of District coordinators and State level representatives participated in this programme. Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police, Amritsar informed that the fitness level of the police force has increased drastically after implementation of this project in Amritsar Police. He further reiterated that this project has been taken up to the Police Station level and people from the community have been encouraged to participate in the daily Yog classes in the Police Stations which will further strengthen community relations.