INCIDENT FREE POLICE ARRANGEMENTS DURING GODAVARI MAHA PUSHKARAM AT YANAM - News Clippings 1 / News Clippings 2

The Godavari Maha Pushkaram festival was celebrated in Yanam for 12 days from 14.07.2015 to 25.07.2015. This festival is famous for the Godavari riparian states like Maharastra, Telangana, Andhrapradesh and the Yanam region of Puducherry. About 10 lakh devotees participated in the by taking holy dip in the river at Pushkar Ghats, offered prayers in the temples and conducted pindapradhan rituals in Yanam.  In this connection, elaborate Police arrangements were made to regulate traffic, vehicle parking, Crowd control, free movement of devotees, prevention of congestion, stampede, keeping watch over anti social elements, etc.

 During the festival, Police worked tirelessly and with utmost dedication to ensure that no untoward incident like stampede occurs.  The Yanam Police had maintained optimum crowd replacement rate at the narrow Pushkar ghats by deploying men to continuously caution the devotees on PA system and with Megaphones.  A Police Outpost was set up near the Pushkar ghats which proved very useful to the devotees for all kinds of assistance round the clock. During the festival days, the outpost at Pushkar ghat helped the people to reunite missing children and persons, with to their families.  Number of lost articles were returned to the concerned devotees by the Police and were provided advisory to pilgrims with utmost courtesy.  Yanam Police had also used NSS volunteers, NCC cadets, Civilians and School and College students to assist Police in crowd management. Flexible human chains were placed inside the Ghat area in place of fixed physical barricades, to provide twin purpose of free space and assistance to the devotees.

 The Yanam Police received immense appreciation for their selfless hard work and excellent arrangements, from the devotees, general public of Yanam, Media, Political wings and service organisations including the authorities of neighbouring state Andhrapradesh.

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