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Shivraj pats suraksha samitis

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan today gave a thumps-up sign to the work being done by Nagar Suraksha and Gram Suraksha Samitis towards community policing, and assured all possible help to further strengthen these organisations.

india Updated: Mar 15, 2006 00:20 IST

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan today gave a thumps-up sign to the work being done by Nagar Suraksha and Gram Suraksha Samitis towards community policing, and assured all possible help to further strengthen these organisations.

“It is a good initiative and the government would appoint a committee to look into how the entire structure can be strengthened,” he said.

Speaking at a convention of the Nagar and Gram Suraksha Samitis held at the DRP Lines, Chouhan said that security is not the sole responsibility of the police — the people should also come forward and work together with police to provide peace in community without which no development would be possible. He said the real challenge was to bring the people, administration and government together for effective development.

He said wherever these samitis are working effectively, the bridge between the police and public has reduced. “The relationship of fear and distrust between them has ended, but now we have to ensure that there is a feeling of amity between the two of them,” Chouhan said.

Around 100 years ago, he said, the police were looked upon with awe and fear and the common man thought twice about going to the police station, but things have changed, he added.

Referring to the practical difficulties that the police face in discharging their duties, that lead to petty corruption among the force, he said that his government would try and provide such amenities that everyone was able to work honestly and live a decent life.

The Chief Minister said that earlier Madhya Pradesh was referred to as a BIMARU state, but in the last two years it is now counted as a developing state and he promised that in the next three years the State would be counted as a developed state.
Promising that he would not compromise on any account when it came to matters of development, Chouhan said that if need be, he would drink the poison like Lord Shiva did during the Samudra Manthan.

IG Dr Shailendra Shrivastava spoke about the various initiatives taken by these samitis and also by the Indore police zone. He informed about ISO 9001:2000 certification that the IG office, Control Room, Chhoti-Gwaltoli and Palasia police stations have received, making 16 police stations of the zone as model police station – 10 in Indore, one in each CSP area, and one each in the six other districts of the Indore zone.

Pardeshipura Nagar Suraksha Samiti CSP convenor Ramesh Sharma said that in the past 10 years the role of Gram and Nagar Suraksha Samitis have expanded from helping police in crime prevention to include helping them out during VIP duty, religious processions etc. Sharma said that the government should allocate some funds for the basic necessities of these samitis, like a uniform that would be the same all over the State.

Sumitra Mahajan, MP, said that these samitis should be such that good people who are worth emulating come and join them. On the occasion the Chief Minister awarded five estranged couples who had decided to come back together thanks to efforts of the Parivar Paramarsh Kendras. Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated the hospital at DRP Lines built solely with money donated by the people.