ITANAGAR, Nov 8: State Governor Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra has urged upon the state police forces to be proactive to effectively deal with the new challenges.
Gracing the 47th Raising Day celebration of Arunachal Pradesh Police at Police Training Centre (PTC), Banderdewa, 28 km from Itanagar, the Governor said the common men have high expectations from the police force and they must rise to the occasion, adding that “every policeman must ensure self discipline, physical fitness, mental alertness, perceptive mind, honesty, sacrifice, hard work and respect for law”.
Partaking his experiences in security management, the Governor, who inspected the Raising Day parade and took salute of marching contingents, advised the police officers and personnel to be proactive, ensure impartial & proper investigation of cases, cultivate confidence amongst the people about the police and policing and help every individual in need, across the board without any discrimination.
Expressing his concern about drug addiction among the youths, the Governor emphasised on ‘zero tolerance’ towards drug abuse and advised the police forces to take up special drive against it.
Mishra called for cooperation amongst the Indian Army, paramilitary forces and civil police for security of the country.
The Governor also stressed on police recruitment on merit basis, and providing them proper training and exemplary leadership by every senior police officer, starting from head constable to director general.
He said that the officers and personnel must voluntarily join posting in any place, whether it is soft, tough or operational, adding that they must take it as their obligation to duty. He added that the State Government will continue its steps for welfare of the personnel and infrastructure for the organization.
On the occasion, the Governor presented Indian Police Medal to DIGP (Hq) Kime Kaming, Jeevan Raksha Padak Medal to Inspector Padi Paying and Inspector Abraham Taying, and Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Police Training to head constable Talin Motu and constable Tsering Tashi.
He commended the PTC Brass Band for their excellent display and the marching contingents for their turn out, smartness, and parade. He also presented the ‘best parade contingent’ award of 47th Raising Day Parade to 2nd IRBn, Diyun.
Earlier, the Governor laid wreath at the ‘Martyrs Memorial’ along with other dignitaries. Later, he inaugurated the exhibition stalls displayed by various branches of the organization, including Arms Display, Road Safety & Traffic, Wireless Telecommunication, State Disaster Response Forces, Fire & Emergency Services, Anti Sabotage & Security, Anti-Riot Equipment and Arunachal Pradesh Police & Housing Welfare Corporation Ltd.
State Home Minister Bamang Felix, Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar, Director General of Police R P Upadhyaya, and other ranks of APP and their families were present on the occasion.