Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the IPS probationers at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy on Saturday via video conferencing. He also interacted with the probationers during the event.
Union Home minister Amit Shah and minister of state (Home) Nityanand Rai were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister noted that the coming 15 August will herald the 75th anniversary of Independence. The last 75 years have seen efforts to build a better police service and in recent years, significant improvement has taken place in the infrastructure related to police training, Mr. Modi said. He exhorted the officer trainees to remember the spirit of the freedom struggle. The period between 1930 and 1947 saw the younger generation of our country rise in unison to achieve a great goal, he said, adding that the same feeling is expected in the youth of today. "They fought for 'Swarajya'; you have to move forward for 'Su rajya'," the Prime Minister said.
Prime Minister Modi acknowledged the bright young women officers of the new generation and said that there have been efforts to increase the participation of women in the force. He expressed the hope that women will infuse the police service with the highest standards of efficiency, accountability and will also bring in elements of politeness, ease, and sensitivity.
He also said that the states are working on introducing commissioner system in cities with more than 10 lakh population. The system has already been introduced in many cities in 16 states. He said it is important to work collectively and sensitively to make policing effective and futuristic.
The Prime Minister paid homage to the members of the police force who lost their lives while serving during the pandemic. He recalled their contribution in the fight against COVID-19.