President’s visit: Security arrangement reviewed
Ahead of Presidents President Pranab Mukherjee visit to Jammu, Director General of police, K Rajendra Kumar Sunday reviewed the security arrangement.
Mukherjee, will attend a convocation of Jammu University, being held after a gap of 14 years, during his two day visit to Jammu beginning from Monday.
Sources said that DGP chaired a high level security meeting at Police Control Room Jammu. The meeting was attended by IGP Jammu and other senior officers. “IGP briefed DGP about the security arrangements,” sources said adding Rajendra expressed satisfaction over security arrangements.
During the meeting all security arrangements of president’s visit including the routes and venues were discussed. Deployment of manpower from different forces and intelligence agencies was also discussed in the meeting.
Traffic arrangements were also discussed and it was decided that public transport would be diverted to alternate routes so that common people do not face any in convenience due to the security arrangements.
The President will be the chief guest at the 14th convocation of the Jammu university on Monday which is being held after a gap of seven years. The last convocation was held on July 15, 2007 which was attended by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
A total 67 candidates who completed their Doctorate Degree in the year 2013 in seven faculties shall be awarded Ph.D degrees and 68 candidates shall be awarded with University Gold Medal and cash awards.
The University is also organizing a Special Convocation on September 16, in which the Ph.D Degrees and the Gold Medals shall be awarded to candidates from Session 2006 to 2012.
State Governor N N Vohra, Chancellor of the University, shall preside over the convocation where Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is also Pro-Chancellor of the University, will be the Guest of Honour.
Officer sources said that during his stay in Jammu, the President will pay obeisance at Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine on Tuesday where he will also inaugurate ‘Shridhar Elevator’, a lift meant to carry mainly old and needy people from main track straight to Bhawan near the shrine.
This elevator will save on the final 127 steps to reach the shrine. This facility will be open for general public from Wednesday.
The President will be taken in a battery car after ‘Darshan’ at the shrine to newly constructed ‘Panchi Helipad’ near the Bhawan before his departure for Delhi on Tuesday.
Among others the meeting was attended by ADGP (Security), J&K, V.K. Singh, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Shantmanu, IsGP, Dr.B. Srinivas, Rajesh Kumar, P.R. Manhas, Shafakat Ali wattali, DIsGP, Shakel Ahmad Beigh and Nisar Ahmad, SSP, Jammu, Uttam Chand, SSP Traffic, Pawan Parihar, SSP, NH Way, Dr. Haseeb Mughal and other officers from police and security agencies.