Cuttack, Apr 01: The state police celebrated its 82nd foundation day across the state on Saturday.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the state level celebration of the foundation day of the state police at the Reserve Police Lines ground here. He also took the salutation of the parade on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Patnaik urged the police officials to work hard with full dedication.
Director General of Police (DGP) Kanwar Brajesh Singh and many senior police officials were present on the occasion.
The foundation day of the state police was also celebrated in Bhubaneswar. Police Commissioner Y.B. Khurania took part in the celebration as the chief guest. Besides, he took the salutation of the parade.
Similarly, DIG (South Western Range) S Saini took the salutation of the parade in Koraput and awarded the police service medals to 18 police personnel for their exemplary services on the occasion of the foundation day of the state police.