‘Never lose respect for your khaki uniform’: PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi, September 4, 2020: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted, through video-conference, with IPS Probationers during the ‘Dikshant Parade Event’ at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVP NPA) today.
Speaking on the occasion, the PM 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 added.
The PM wished the IPS probationers for completing their training with success.
He said it is very important that the probationers should be proud of their uniform instead of flexing power out of it.
“Never lose the respect for your Khaki uniform. The human face of the Khaki uniform has been engraved in the public memory due to the good work done by police especially during this Covid-19,” he said.
The Prime Ministeri said, “Till now you were a trainee here in a protective environment. But the situation will change overnight, the moment you step out of the Academy. The attitude towards you will change. Be over conscious, first impression is the last impression. Wherever you are transferred your image will follow.”
The Prime Minister advised the probationers to develop the skill to identify the chaff out of the grain.
He asked them to not close their ears but to be able to filter the things that they hear.
“Do not put locks on your ears but place a filter instead. Only when filtered things go to your brain, it will help you, sift garbage and keep your heart clean.”
The Prime Minister urged the probationers to develop a sense of belongingness and pride in every station they are posted.
He urged them to show compassion ton the general public.
He said, winning the hearts of the people through compassion rather than controlling them through fear will last long.
The Prime Minister appreciated that the ‘Humane’ side of police came prominently to the fore during COVID-19 pandemic.

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