Rohini and North-West Districts of Delhi Police took an initiative to induct security guards and Chowkidaars in prevention of crime and in maintaining law and order under ongoing community policing scheme of Delhi Police named “PRAHRI” in a programme held at DTU in Rohini District, Delhi. SBK Singh, Spl. Commissioner of Police L&O (North) was the Chief Guest. Sagar Preet Hooda, Jt. CP Northern Range, Rajneesh Gupta, DCP/Rohini, Aslam Khan, DCP/North-West and other officers attended the programme. Over 600 Praharis were present.
During the programme a pantomime show and an audio visual film having bites of Praharis were played to highlight the importance of Prahari Scheme. SBK Singh Spl. CP L&O (North) enlightened the Praharis by highlighting the appreciable work done by Praharis in Northern range. Praharis were mentioned as eyes and ears of Police. Cash Rewards, commendation certificates and mementos were distributed to Praharis to acknowledge their outstanding performance in prevention of crime to motivate and encourage them. Specific instances of commendable work done by Praharis were cited to enhance the self esteem of newly inducted Praharis.
Sagar Preet Hooda, Jt. CP Northern Range in his address focused upon the need of increasing professionalism in the work of Chowkidars by giving them appropriate training and enabling frequent Police-Prahari interaction. This will also help to convey long due social recognition to the hard work done by Prahari. They will be motivated to do their job with zeal and commitment. Prahari will be partners in ensuring peace and security. It was highlighted that under this scheme, 2,460 Praharis in Rohini District and 1,006 in North West District have been inducted so far. They are being given training in various aspects of area surveillance, frisking, keeping watch on doubtful elements etc.
Rajneesh Gupta, DCP/Rohini highlighted the tagline of Prahari scheme- “Partners for peace and Security”. He mentioned that 500 kits were distributed to Praharis last year also. DCP/Rohini District thanked the participants for their enthusiastic response to the programme. An oath was sworn to PRAHARIS by Gaurav Sharma, Addl. DCP-I/ Rohini District for keeping integrity, sincerity towards their job. Best security guards were selected from every Police Station area of Rohini and North-West Districts and cash rewards with certificates were distributed to them. All the 600 Prahari were provided with security kit containing Cap, Torch, whistle, lathi and reflective jackets to raise their morale and spirit.
The PRAHARI scheme will definitely give a boost to ever increasing need of community police service to the society.