PRADEEP RANA | NEW DELHI
Lauding the role of Police in maintaining security n the country, the Union Home Minister today said a peaceful and stable environment is must for achieving goal of 5 trillion dollar economy as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He made these remarks while presiding over the 49th Foundation Day of Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) as Chief Guest in New Delhi.
“Maintenance of internal peace and a stable law and order system are essential requirements for achieving Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision to make India a 5 trillion dollar economy,” Shah said while highlighting the role of a modern and robust police force as an essential one in development, and the role of BPRD as a national police think tank.
Shah congratulated the past and serving officers of the organization for effectively contributing in research and development and modernization of police forces. Shah observed that to maintain the relevance of an institution for 50 years is “no mean feat” and BPRD has done a commendable task of providing vital inputs to police reforms and training.
The home minister emphasized on institutionalizing efficient systems and best policing practices so that they become a part of nature to all law enforcement officials, and said that every officer from a constable to a DGP should have clarity about their roles. “This can only be achieved through meticulous training, here the role of BPRD becomes essential,” he said.
Commenting on the changing role of police from British era to today, Shah said while earlier the primary function of police was to maintain the stability of the British empire, Sardar Patel brought forth a new paradigm for Indian police system after independence. Today the primary objective of police is to serve people and protect their rights, he said.