‘Never lose respect for your Khaki uniform’: PM Modi interacts with IPS probationers


Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with Indian Police Service (IPS) probationers through a video conference on Friday during the ‘Dikshant Parade Event’ at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad.

PM Modi said he regularly interacts with young IPS officers who have passed out from the academy, but this year due to coronavirus he was unable to meet them.

“But I’m sure that during my tenure, I will surely meet you all at some point,” he said.

PM Modi said It is very important that the IPS probationers should be proud of their uniform instead of flexing power of it.

“Never lose the respect for your Khaki uniform. The human face of Khaki uniform has been engraved in the public memory due to the good work done by police specially during this Covid-19,” he said.

Addressing the IPS probationers, PM Modi said, “Yours is a profession where the factor of encountering something unexpected is very high, and you all must be alert and prepared for this. There is a higher degree of stress, and which is why it is important to keep speaking with your near and dear ones. From time to time, maybe on a day off, meet someone like a teacher or someone whose advice you value.”

Talking about terrorism, PM Modi said we need to prevent youth from taking the wrong path at the early stage itself, adding that women police personnel can do that by involving women there.

An official statement said that 131 IPS probationers, including 28 women, have completed their 42 weeks of basic course phase-I training at the academy.

The IPS probationers joined the academy on December 17, 2018 after completing their foundation course at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, and at Dr Marri Channa Reddy HRD Institute of Telangana, Hyderabad, with those from other central services like IAS and IFS, the statement added.

During the basic course, probationers are imparted training in various indoor and outdoor subjects like law, investigation, forensics, leadership and management, criminology, public order and internal security, ethics and human rights, modern Indian policing, field craft and tactics, weapon training and firing, the statement said.