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We witnessed the human face of Police during COVID-19 pandemic: PM

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday 4 September said it is very important that the IPS probationers should never lose the respect and should be proud of their uniform.

The human face of the Khaki uniform has been engraved in public memory due to the good work done by police especially in the wake of Covid-19,” the PM said.

The PM was interacting through video-conference, with IPS Probationers during the ‘Dikshant Parade Event’ (Passing Out Parade) at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVP NPA) today.

Speaking on the occasion, the PM said he regularly interacts with young IPS officers who have passed out from the academy, but this year due to coronavirus he was unable to meet them. “But I’m sure that during my tenure, I will surely meet you all at some point,” he added.

The PM wished the IPS probationers for completing their training with success. He

Addressing the IPS probationers, Prime Minister Modi said, “Till now you were a trainee here in a protective environment. But the situation will change overnight, the moment you step out of the academy. Attitude towards you will change. Be over conscious, first impression is the last impression. Wherever you are transferred your image will follow.”

The Prime Minister advised the probationers to develop the skill to identify the chaff out of the grain. He asked them to not lock their ears but to be able to filter the things that they hear. “Do not put locks on your ears but place a filter instead. Only when filtered things go to your brain, it will help you, sift garbage and keep your heart clean.”

The Prime Minister urged the probationers to develop a sense of belongingness and pride in every station they are posted. He urged the probationers to show compassion on the general public. He said, winning the hearts of the people through compassion rather than controlling them through fear will last long.

The Prime Minister appreciated that the ‘Humane’ side of police came to fore during COVID-19 pandemic.

The Prime Minister stressed on the importance of constabulary intelligence helping in solving a crime. He urged the probationers to use the technology to the maximum possible extent while not forgetting the importance of the ground level intelligence inputs. He added there is no dearth of information, big data and artificial intelligence. Prime Minister termed information available on social media is an asset.

The Prime Minister said that in the last few years, the way NDRF and SDRF have performed during the disaster has brought about a new recognition to the police service. He urged to organize NDRF groups in their respective areas and help people during natural calamity. He stressed never to underestimate their training. He urged to come out of that mindset that training is a punishment posting.

Modi said Mission Karmayogi was launched two days ago This is a major reform in our 7 decade old Civil Service both in Capacity Building and Approach towards work. He said this is a shift from Rule Based Approach to Role Based Approach.

The Prime Minister said this will help in mapping and training the talent. This would help placing the right person in the right role he, said.

The Prime Minsiter said “Yours is a profession where the factor of encountering something unexpected is very high, and you all must be alert and prepared for this. There is a higher degree of stress, and which is why it is important to keep speaking with your near and dear ones. From time to time, maybe on a day off, meet someone like a teacher or someone whose advice you value.”

The PM stressed on the importance of fitness in policing. He said, the fitness developed during training has to be maintained. If you will be fit, then the companions around you will also be fit, they will be inspired to see you.

PM urged to keep in mind the verse of the Gita that people follow the examples set by great ones.

“यत्, यत् आचरति, श्रेष्ठः, 

तत्, तत्, एव, इतरः, जनः,

सः, यत्, प्रमाणम्, कुरुते, लोकः, 

तत्, अनुवर्तते।

21st Century challenges demand capable and responsive armed forces: Pranab Mukherjee

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Indian Army is the finest Army in the world commanding the finest soldiers that walk this Earth.

– Pranab Mukherjee, President of India

President of India Pranab Mukherjee reviewing the passing out parade of the summer term at Officers Training Academy at Chennai in Tamil Nadu on September 10, 2016.
President of India Pranab Mukherjee reviewing the passing out parade of the summer term at Officers Training Academy at Chennai in Tamil Nadu on September 10, 2016.

Chennai: President of India Pranab Mukherjee today said that the 21st Century is witnessing chaos and strife of a very virulent nature encompassing asymmetric warfare involving both state and non-state actors.

These challenges, the President noted, demand a capable and responsive Armed Forces to ensure stability and peace, so vital for our Country on its path of peace and prosperity for all its citizens.

The President was speaking on the occasion of the passing out parade of the summer term at Officers Training Academy here. He said: “Our security challenges go much beyond conventional borders and conventional threats in the international arena including; a sizeable diaspora to protect in unstable regions in the world, energy security issues and protection of maritime sea lanes. Time and again our Country has fallen back on our Armed Forces in internal crisis situations, both man made & natural.”

The cadets were being commissioned as Officers into the finest Army in the world commanding the finest soldiers that walk this Earth, Mukherjee said adding: “I see before me a microcosm of what India is with representation from every part of our great Country constituting this impressive Parade, today.”

India is an unique country of 1.3 billion people, three major Ethnic groups, 122 languages, 1600 dialects and disparate religions, the President pointed out adding our strength lies in the unique capacity to blend apparent contradictions into positive affirmations. Quoting Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, he said it is a Country held together “by strong but invisible threads…. About her there is the elusive quality of a legend of long ago: some enchantment seems to have held her mind. She is a myth and an idea, a dream and a vision, and yet very real and present and pervasive”

Officer Cadets from friendly countries of Afghanistan, Bhutan, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Lesotho also passed out from the OTA today.

Fake Indian currency, porous international borders and smuggling menace

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh
Home Minister Rajnath Singh

Srinagar (Uttarakhand), Feb 8: Most of the fake Indian currency notes (FICN) in circulation in India is being smuggled into the country through the porous international borders. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has expressed serious concern and asked the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) to take the lead role in curtailing the menace of FICN. Addressing the ‘Passing Out Parade’ of Assistant Commandants of SSB at Srinagar in Uttarakhand Friday, Singh said the SSB is at the vanguard of porous International Borders through which most of the FICN is now being smuggled into the country. The Home Mnister asked the SSB to remain vigilant on the presence of fundamentalist and anti-India forces in the areas in vicinity of the borders. He noted that the SSB is actively guarding India-Nepal and India-Bhutan borders and despite being ‘open borders’ there has been peace on both the fronts. The Union Home Minister also lauded the role of SSB in anti-insurgency operations against the armed separatist National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) in Assam. He said that the SSB has almost destroyed the backbone of the NDFB. Singh said the SSB should also think of operating FM radio channels in the border areas so that the Prime Minister’s ‘Man Ki Baat’ programme could also be heard in the remote locations. he also suggested that the SSB can open India Cultural Centres in border districts to spread the message of nationalism in areas close to the borders. SSB was founded in 1963 to spread the message of nationalism in areas close to the borders and the force has been successful in its mission, Singh observed. //