Late K.S.Vyas MemorialLecture.

On 27 January , 1993 , late Sri KS Vyasattained martyrdom. Hence every year APPA is paying homage to him. With thepious intention of keeping alive the memory of Si KS Vyas, APPA is holdingMemorial Lecturer every year. At the time of his assassination, he wasofficiating at APPA. Hence APPA felt it becoming on its part to institute thisMemorial Lecture, to commemorate his death anniversary. The first lecture wasin the year 1997.

About  Sri LateK.S.Vyas, IPS

An institution builder and a role model to many a Police Officernot only of our States, but also to police officers in the entire country, SriKS Vyas was born a few months after the Independence i.e. on 22nd Dec 1947. Commencing his career as ASP Gudur in NelloreDistrict, he acquitted himself to the admiration and adulation of one and allas SP of Nizamabad, Nalgond and Vijayawada and as chief of traffic of HyderabadCity Police. That was the time the leviathan of terrorism was manifestingitself in the Country and its pestering symptom in our State was Peoples WarGroup as it was then known. With mounting casualties both civilian and police,the violence indulged in by  Maoists became a dreaded wound on the bodypolitic; and a n assault on the Constitutional values of our country.As thisproblem of Internal Security in the form of low-intensity war by LWE groupsentailed a radical solution, Sri KS Vyas with his uncanny vision, conceived andraised guerilla outfit of the Police, aptly christened Greyhounds. Finding hisexistence a threat to their existence, the Maoists gunned him down on27.1.1993, while he was jogging  at LB Stadium. Though he wasassassinated, the lamp he lit is still glowing and will continue to glow,inspiring many Police Heroes.

The spirit of Late Sri KS Vyas isall-pervasive in the security fabric of our Country , as many State Governmentsand the CAPFs are adopting the technique of guerilla warfare and impartingtraining to their respective Forces as an antidote to terrorism.

The memorial  Lectures are  intendedto pay a tribute to his heroic deeds, commitment to the Cause of Duty andinspire the present generation of budding Police Officers.

So far 20 Memorial lectures have beenorganized by TSPA.  The previous Speakers have been veterans of the PoliceDepartment; and the topics have been germane to terrorism – a cause fightingwhich Late Vyas laid down his life at the altar of duty.

Recently 20th K.S.Vyas Memorial Lecture onJihadi Terrorism in India – Recent Trends and Counter Measures was given by SriD.P.Sinha IPS (Retd.) Former Secretary (Security), GOI, New Delhi ON(27-01-2016 )