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President of India Droupadi Murmu addressed the probationers of the 74th Batch of the Indian Police Service (IPS) probationers at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad on December 27, 2022, asking them to be sensitive to the plight of the voiceless.
President Droupadi Murmu said that officers should ensure that an illiterate poor man living in a remote corner of the country got sympathetic support at the local police post. “When the country is celebrating ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, the nation acknowledges the rich contribution of our police force in sustaining and strengthening the world’s largest and most vibrant democracy. The Indian Police has also made its huge contribution in preserving the unity of the country. Thousands of brave police personnel have laid down their lives for the cause of India’s internal security,” The President said
Addressing the IPS probationers, the President said that police is the most visible organ of the government. When the police force commands trust of the people, it enhances the image of the government. The police would command respect and trust only when the entire force under them, to the last constable, displays alertness, sensitivity and honesty. She said that right since the beginning of their career, IPS probationers would be in leadership positions. The quality of their leadership would determine the effectiveness and morale of the force led by them. She advised them to keep in mind and demonstrate through action, the five fundamental attributes of Integrity, Impartiality, Courage, Competence and Sensitivity.
The President said, “In line with our stated national priorities, Nari Shakti has to play a major role in achieving the targets we have set for ourselves during the ‘Amrit Kaal’. A truly ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, pre-supposes ‘Atmanirbhar Nari’.” She said that larger participation of women results in better overall development. “We should quickly move ahead from the phase of empowering women to the stage of women led development. Lady police officers always help other women, especially the vulnerable. If every woman stands up for the weaker ones among them, the society would experience a great transformation,” she said.