DGP calls upon cops to take to sports

DGP calls upon cops to take to sports
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DGP Calls Upon Cops to Take to Sports, All-India Police Football Championship. Prasada Rao opined that as the duties of security personnel involve a lot of stress, playing sports would relieve them from pressure and enhance their morale.

Inaugurates All-India Police Football Championship.

Director General of Police B Prasada Rao said on Wednesday that engagement in sports and games would instill confidence among policemen, who often undergo psychological stress in their duties. He was speaking at the launch of the 62nd BN Mullik Memorial All India Police Football Championship at Moula Ali RPF Ground in Hyderabad. He released a souvenir on the occasion.

Prasada Rao opined that as the duties of security personnel involve a lot of stress, playing sports would relieve them from pressure and enhance their morale. “The event is a suitable platform to policemen of different states to display their talents,” he observed.

Stating that football was an inspiring and interesting game played across the world, he informed seven players from the Hyderabad police represented the football Olympic team in 1950. He urged the players of the events to carry forward the glory of the yesteryears.

He said the personnel of Central paramilitary forces, who were also taking part in the event, should strive hard in maintaining law and order, and provide security to VIP and thus play vital role in comprehensive protection to the country. Earlier, participating in an interactive session, he congratulated captains of the football teams. Later, Additional Director General (Sports) Rajiv Trivedi lauded Prasada Rao for identifying and encouraging police who were interested in sports.

Around 1,000 players of various security agencies were taking part in the event. The agencies include Assam Rifles, BSF, CRPF, Indo-Tibetan Border Force, and Railway Protection Force, besides state police from Assam, Gujarat, Bihar, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Kerala, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, West Bengal and Lakshadweep and Pondicherry.

DGP Sanjay Kumar and senior railway police officials were present in the programme.

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