Chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday exhorted the new police recruits to maintain high standards of discipline, training and devotion to duty throughout their career and serve the common man and with great honour, pride and selflessness.
He was reviewing the passing out parade at Police Training Academy (PTC) Daroh near Palampur. The chief minister on the occasion congratulated the PTC staff and 665 passing out trainees, including 159 women constables and wished them a bright future.
“I have full faith that the cadets who passed out today will serve the people with dedication and devotion and I wish them a bright future ahead,” said the chief minister.
“You have an important role to play in serving the humanity and I hope that you will rise upon the expectations of the people and will carry out your responsibilities in a befitting manner giving due respect to the law of land,” he said addressing the recruits.
Virbhadra said that police personnel were the image makers of the government and their behaviour in general public, their rapport with masses and their sincere efforts to solve the problems of the people will simultaneously improve the image of the police department as well.
He advised the cadets to maintain the dignity of the 'khaki' adding that it was their duty to protect the weak and needy and to instill in them the confidence.
The chief minister informed that the government was initiating measures for modernisation of the police department and a budgetary provision of `2.37 crore has been made for the purpose last year while `2.1 crore has been provided under police modernisation scheme for modern communication system, technology and training this year.
The chief minister also distributed prizes to meritorious cadets on the occasion. He also planted a sapling on the campus of PTC Daroh. Women cadet Sarita was declared as the best overall cadet.
Earlier, the chief minister inaugurated barracks for women and men police force constructed at the cost of `1.65crore and `3.25 crore respectively.
He announced a sum of `30 lakh for development works to be carried out on the campus of the academy.
Director General of Police (DGP) Himachal Pradesh Sanjay Kumar detailed about the ongoing activities in the training centre Daroh on the occasion and told that there was a proposal under consideration to start postgraduation MPhil courses in the training centre.
IG training, PTC Daroh GD Bhargava administered the oath of allegiance and secrecy to the passing out cadets.