National Police Holds Contests to Commemorate 76th Bhayangkara Day


Jakarta (ANTARA) – The National Police have held competitions to commemorate the 76th Bhayangkara Day, in a bid to foster creativity among members of the public after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.

National Police Inspector General Public Relations Chief Dedi Prasetyo said that among the contests organized by the National Police were a music festival attended by street musicians from various regions; three-pillar competitions; short film competition; and others.

“Additionally, (there is a) shooting contest (which would involve) media editors at Kelapa II Depok Mobile Brigade Headquarters on June 11,” Prasetyo noted in a written statement received here on Saturday.

As for the three-pillar contest, a short film contest that tackled the theme “Police force’s small step towards change”, a photo contest and a public service publicity contest that would culminate on June 22 would be organized.

A “Bright Indonesia”-themed art competition was also held and among the competitions were a dance competition, vocal group and performance art, to be held on June 28, with the conclusion held at the Tribrata Building, South Jakarta.

“On July 1, the National Police will announce the Hoegeng Awards, an award for Bhayangkaras (police officers) who demonstrate integrity, dedication and innovation,” Dedi said.

He also revealed that apart from the competitions, the anniversary also includes religious social services as well as the distribution of welfare on Wednesday, June 15. Medical services would also be expedited in all regions, with Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, being the center of the operation.

He also said that from May to June 30, they will carry out a vaccination program and on June 7, they will also organize a blood donation activity. Operations, such as cleft lip surgery, circumcision and cataract surgery, would be carried out at Balikpapan, he added.

Up to 20,000 welfare packages will be distributed at Bhayangkara Field in South Jakarta on Monday, June 20. The aid will be intended for orphans, the poor, factory workers, laid-off workers, retirement homes, social institutions, orphanages, disabled people, retired police or national defense personnel, health, MSME actors affected by the pandemic, motorcycle taxi drivers, as well as drivers and families of COVID-19 victims.

“Welfare in (commemoration) of Bhayangkara’s 76th birthday will be distributed all over Indonesia. At National Police Headquarters, the event will be held on Monday, June 20, 2022 at Bhayangkara Ground,” he said. concluded.

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