Union Home Minister Amit Shah addressed the passing-out parade of the 75 RR batch IPS officers at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad. He encouraged the officers to lead the change and set an example as the country enters ‘Amrut Kal’. Shah emphasized that these officers have a significant responsibility as they join the top leadership of the Indian Police system during the centenary of India’s independence.
Shah expressed that the 75th batch of Amrit Mahotsav of the academy holds historical significance. He urged the officers to make this occasion more historic through their hard work, devotion, sacrifice, and dedication towards the country. These trainees will play an important role in fulfilling PM Modi’s call to transform the country into a developed one during Amritkaal. They will also contribute to making India a leading nation in the world by the time it celebrates its 100th independence.
The Home Minister highlighted the role of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in uniting and holding the country together. He mentioned that Patel not only merged more than 550 princely states to create a united India but also established a strong mechanism like IPS for maintaining national unity.
Shah commended the IPS officers passing out from the academy for their contribution to strengthening internal and border security. He urged the trainees of the 75th batch to continue this legacy and add more golden chapters to it. He emphasized the importance of technology in handling internal security and mentioned the establishment of the Police Technology Mission (PTM) to make the police technologically sound.
The Home Minister noted that the first batch of IPS trainee officers had a majority coming from a technology background, and it also had the highest number of women. He expressed pride in a woman officer trainee, Ranjita Sharma, who won the Squad of Honor of the IPS Association. He encouraged the officers to support Modi’s initiative of women-led development reaching villages.
Shah addressed the new challenges faced by the police, including organized crime, cybercrime, financial crime, and inter-state gangs. He stressed the importance of fighting drug trafficking and illegal financial activities such as cryptocurrency, hawala, and fake currency business. The officers were urged to play a catalytic role in enforcing new laws and adopt a preventive, predictive, and proactive approach to policing.
The Home Minister emphasized the need for sensitivity towards the poor and weaker sections of society, while also respecting the local language, tradition, and history of their place of posting. He urged the officers to focus on their duty without seeking fame and to understand the spirit of the law rather than relying solely on a bookish approach.