While addressing the 54th DGsP/IGsP Conference in Pune Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared his views on key aspects of national security. He was addressing the valedictory session of the Conference which concluded on December 8. The Prime Minister also emphasized on the role of effective policing in making sure that women feel safe and secure. He urged the heads of police departments to carry forth the spirit of the conference to the lowest level-from state to district to the police station (thana).
Commending the Conference for generating good inputs for policy planning and implementation, Prime Minister laid emphasis on emergence of concrete outcomes from the finalized action points. While appreciating the meticulous efforts made by the country’s police forces for maintaining general peace and tranquility in the country and ensuring normalcy, he said that we must not forget the contribution of their families who stood firmly behind them. At all times, he said, they must strive to improve the image of the police force to inspire confidence amongst all sections of society including women and children.
After listening to the presentations given by different state police forces, Prime Minister mentioned that a comprehensive list of best practices could be prepared and adopted by all the states and UTs. He further commented that technology provides us with an effective weapon to ensure pro-active policing that factors-in the feedback of the common man.
Prime Minister concluded his remarks by recognizing the pulls and pressures confronting the police officer in the day to day discharge of duties. However, he said, that whenever they are in doubt they should remember the ideals and the spirit with which they appeared for the civil services exams and continue to work in national interest, keeping in mind the welfare of the weakest and poorest sections of society.
In the three-day conference, eleven core groups were formed for holding brain storming sessions on key aspects of internal and external security such as terrorism, naxalism, coastal security, cyber threats, combating radicalization and narco-terrorism etc.
The Prime Minister also awarded the President’s police medals for distinguished service to officers of the Intelligence Bureau.