Reminiscing the heroic and valiant acts of the legendary Police officer K.S.Vyas, IPS, the 23rd Memorial lecture was organized at Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Begumpet, Hyderabad. Sri K.Srinath Reddy, Professor & President, Public Health Foundation of India delivered a lecture on “India’s Road to Universal Health Coverage”. M.Mahender Reddy, IPS, Director of General of Police, TS attended as President of the function.
In his welcome address, Santosh Mehra, IPS, Director, TSPA, stated that Greyhounds & SIB – The institutions built by Sri K.S.Vyas constitute the template, which each state in this nation wants to replicate and it was Late Sri K.S.Vyas, IPS who showed the way through his vision and dynamic implementation that enabled AP & Telangana Police to almost eliminate Leftwing Extremism. Further, he said that, Mr.K.S.Vyas, despite being a very senior IPS officer, was a hands-on person, who led from the front. His physical presence in the field during Anti – Extremist operations impacted, influenced and inspired a whole generation of IPS officers including Sri M.Mahender Reddy, IPS and Sri. R.P.Thakur, IPS who are now HOPFs of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh respectively.
Sri M.V.Krishna Rao, IPS (Retd) remembered his batchmate, Mr.K.S.Vyas as an institution – builder who was instrumental in creating Greyhounds & SIB; Vijayawada and Vishakhapatnam Urban Districts which later on became Police Commissionerates and Mr. K.S.Vyas was known for his unorthodox & novel approaches in Policing.
Sri K.C.Reddy, IPS (Retd.) called Sri K.S.Vyas as an affectionate friend who believed in Proactive Policing and bringing attitudinal change in all stake holders; Protection to the Right & tough with wrong doers was his motto. The Present generations should imbibe the Qualities of Bravery & Compassion from Mr.K.S.Vyas.
Delivering the Presidential Address, M.Mahender Reddy, DGP, TS stressed upon imbibing the Qualities of .K.S.Vyas like innovation, creativity, Dare to dream and go beyond what is possible and practice the eternal values proposed by him. The legacy of Mr.Vyas is being continued by Telangana Police in being the most Citizen – Friendly Police which is geared up in addressing root cause of every Police problem and a pioneer in implementing technology, collaborating with other Departments, NGOs and all stakeholders making Telangana – a safe, secure and a livable place. Further, he stressed upon the importance of enforcing social legislation such as ban of Hookah, Gutka, smoking in public places, preventing trafficking in human beings, abolishing bonded labour, ensuring road safety so as to ensure Quality life to the people of Telangana.