Noida Police Officers Shine in Latin American Police and Fire Games, 2023

Noida: Two head constables of Noida police bagged a total of six medals at the Latin American Police and Fire Games, 2023 held in Mexico in November. The event was hosted from November 19 to 25 and saw the participation of officers from 17 countries, with competitions taking place in the Guadalajara Historic Center, Mexico.Gagan Paswan and Priyanka Arora, both posted at police lines of Gautam Budh Nagar police, and Kishor Dange of Mumbai police represented India at the event.Paswan bagged three medals — gold in badminton (mixed doubles with Arora), bronze in swimming and a silver in TT (mixed doubles). Arora managed to grab three medals as well — gold in badminton (mixed doubles with Paswan), table tennis (singles) and silver in TT (mixed doubles).Speaking to TOI, Paswan and Arora both thanked the Commissioner of Police Laxmi Singh for supporting them.“I started playing sports after I joined the force in 2011. I played it to keep myself fit and healthy but after a couple of years I took table tennis seriously and even badminton, and started playing competitive games within the force,” Arora said.“This was my fifth international tournament. I finished 5th in this year’s competition held in Canada. I was disappointed but the senior officials lifted me up and I was determined to bring a medal at this competition. I have managed to get three,” Paswan said.Commissioner of Police Laxmi Singh congratulated the two for making the country, Indian/ Uttar Pradesh police proud. “We are really proud of the two and they inspire the others too to take up sports and make the force proud. Sports will keep the personnel healthy and active which would eventually reflect in their field work as well. Apart from this we will give a price money of Rs 50,000 each to the two personnel,” CP Laxmi Singh said.
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2023-12-02 02:43:31
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