Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to have dinner with a flock of police personnel of Delhi Police on Saturday - September 16. The dinner, hosted by the Prime Minister, will be a way of honoring the policemen for taking rigorous efforts towards conducting a safe and smooth G20 summit, that was held in New Delhi on September 9 & 10.
India had held the G20 presidency for 2023 and the ruling Modi regime had pulled its socks up to have a peaceful and fruitful conduct of the G20 summit. The government had spent crores of moeny, built a new arena, and turned Delhi resplendent throughout the summit amidst its apparent efforts to hide the slum areas of Delhi from the eyes of the world leaders.
G20 summit has been regarded as a powerful global forum and the security mechanism was one of the major concerns for the government. Top global leaders from US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, to UN Secretary-General Antonio Gueterres were in the attendance and several security tiers were installed in and across Delhi to ensure that the world leaders would found no flaws during their stay.
From the central forces to the Delhi Police, the security for the G20 summit played a vital role behind the summit's success and due to that, Prime Minister Modi has decided to honour the Delhi policemen with a feast. According to reports, Modi will have dinner with 450 Delhi Police officials at Bharat Mandapam in Pragati Maidan, which was the venue of the G20 summit.
The dinner will be held on September 16 and the Delhi police personnel, from constables to inspectors, will have dinner with the Prime Minister. It has been reported that Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora will also be a part of the dinner and earlier, the government has asked Arora to send names of the police personnel from every district who were on summit duty during the weekend and who have taken extra pains to ensure fail-proof G20 arrangements.
In its official communique to the Delhi Police Commissioner, the central government has said, "The names of police personnel who have performed their duties despite personal debacles, hardships and family problems may be specifically included."
On the other hand, Sanjay Arora had felicitated the personnel for ensuring the safe conduct of the G20 summit. The felicitation order, issued on Monday, said, "The smooth, professional and precise execution of the colossal G20 arrangement, which saw participation, commitment, and contribution from the entire rank and file of Delhi Police, was made possible only by the shared sense of pride and ownership in the overall objectives of the mega arrangement by every participant."
The order further said, "This par excellence camaraderie and commitment deserve appreciation and gratitude in the form of a Commendation Disc, to be manufactured as per the photograph, design, and dimensions attached overleaf, by respective Heads of Offices for onward distribution and investiture in a decentralized manner."