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Dt. 22-11-2011

Karai Police Academy, Gandhinagar

 

 

My heartfelt greetings to all the 530 youths, the focus of this function, who are going to take up a new responsibility, all theofficers, guardians of the youngsters, guests and students present here at this function…

 Gujarat started its development journey in 1960. In so many years, this is the first instance that PSIs who are an important unit ofthe police force have their pass out parade in such a large number at once.It is also a matter of great pride that 68 of these 530PSIs are women. This is more than the total number of women in this type of pass out parades in the past 50 years, in a single parade.It has also been observed that there are highly qualified youngsters in a very large numbertoday who have accepted this field as a mission.Many are engineers, many are young men who have been awarded Doctorates, so many youngsters are Law graduates, there aremany such whowereteacher once, have come here by leaving that field. There are so many youngsters who were once on one or other posts in the Government and have come here by leaving that.Joining this field as a mission itself is a good sign for the Gujarat Police Force and I myself feel proud on this fact and I congratulate all of you, acclaim youfor selecting this field. Friends, there is a period of testing during the training. Sometimes there are also some moments whenit seems that why such hard workis for?As you are in the training from morning to evening, for months, it feels that it would be better if we get out from here as soon as possible. It is natural to have such feelings. But if the goal is to be achieved then no matterhowdifficultthe journey is, if we must positively cross it then only we can enjoy reaching the destination. Today it is the same joyous moment for all of you.

Friends, the upbringing provided here, is not to get a certificate, or a trophy or just to get a placement in any job, this type of training is to be lived for the whole life.And the one who makes whatever is achieved during the learning period a habit of life, only can succeed in the life.It is natural to be in the discipline here as it is in the system,it is natural towake up early as we are in a system. Bugle sounds in the morning, whistle sounds and it takes us into picketing. It is not difficult to mouldourselves while in a frame of any system.If someone asks us to stay in a room of 3x6, we cannotstay there and if someone forces us to stay therein for 48 hours, to be spent anyway, then it feels like a burden. But if there is a journey of 48 hours and the time to be spent in that small compartment of the trainthen we pass it very easily, because we know that I am within a system and only after 48 hours I can get off, so that you pass that time with positvity. Therefore getting through this one year period was not as difficult as it is going to be now when nobody would be there to ask you, nobody would be there to tell you to do exercise. Recall, remember allthe topics that you have observed, the legal nuances that you have understood and by linking up your mind with every incident… that such thing happened; what would I have done? Until and unless our mind does not constantly practice this function, we can not become successful in our profession.It is the biggest challenge to try to live the period of here for all the twenty four hours.I hope that all you youngsters, while steppingtowards a new opportunity of the life today, you will keep these things in mind that how it could be lived, how it could be a part of the life, how this training could be useful for the reformation of life, instead for any position.Therefore if this training becomes useful in this way, I believe that you would adorn your uniform. The name-plateon your shoulder is the prestige in its own. It does not only increase the grace of your shoulder, rather the mark on your shoulder reflects your responsibility towards this State.The shoulder is not to increase your own respect,it is to increase the respect of the State. And the one who understand the strength of this shoulder, the plate attached to the shoulder, the attached symbol, the name… all these have their own strength, there is a dignity, an honour associated with it and therefore your shoulder becomes the strength of the whole state.The whole life, the body and the soul have to be dedicated and then only the true life is made.

Friends, there is always a happiness of freedom in the school days and therefore, no matter how large the responsibility to be handled is, our mindisalso veryflexible and openwhile we are in pupilage. But when we take up the responsibility with the same upbringing, it becomes a hugeburden for us and this is an area where the atmosphere is the most stressful. You have to remain attentive every moment. You never know at what moment what will happen, where you will have to run, where you will have to rush! The Yoga that has beentaughtto youhere,ifbecomes apart ofyour lifein such situations, by becoming free from the stress, with peaceful mind, nomatter how manyhurdlescome, how many difficulties come, how intense situation is to be handled, if the mind is to be kept sound then you will make this Yoga education the part of your life, this is what I expect from you all.If youhavea smile onyourface, youcangetthe toughest work done very easily.Andhence, the human angle and the nicety of the education & training given here should never be forgotten and should always be given the priority.

Ladies & Gentlemen, youare entering asystem today from here.When you enter in a big pipeline from the one side, you will get out from the other side anyway, whether you wish or not. Though some people are such that once they enter in the system, they think that the time itself will take them forward. Friends, one who waits for the time, neither get anything from the life, nor can get satisfaction of giving anything to anybody in his life. Friends, I do not want you to consider this as your goal, take this as a resting place. You decide in your mind to go ahead and reach to the newer heights. For that, if you try to increase your strength, your knowledge, your skill and add your qualities, I am sure this will not remain only a halt for you. The time will not wait for you but you will have to find out the time and opportunity toreachhigher positions.No matter how difficult paths you have to pass through, walk through. No matter how many ordeals you have to clear, pass them but keep your goal higher by dreaming of going to the higher positions. Keep on crossing the stages one by one and if you go ahead with a resolution to achieve something new, then I am sure Friends, many of you can brighten their names in the whole India by becoming the pride of this State. This is my confidence, you rely on yourself, you can definitely move forward.

I feel very proud, when I was coming here to observe the passing out parade, I looked at some citizenshere and have felt that most of them were those families whose son, whosebrotheris participatingintheparade. I was looking at them. Kin of very common families are sitting here. They are not from any very high society.There aremanywidowedmothers, whosesonmay be standinggracefullyinthis uniformtoday.Whenwould thewidowedmotherhave thoughtthat mysoncanalso getthistype ofposition?The waythe systemis going throughtoday, no one can trust that the son of a widowed mother, to whom nobody even knows, but according to the system, because of the transparency, due to his caliber, he has reached up to here. Ladies & Gentlemen, the waywehave got this opportunity,wewill rememberthis thingfor the whole life that today my mother is glad because of the transparent system which helped me reach here. My brother is happy, my sister is happy, my father is happy, my mother is happy… my whole family is happy. Those who believe that the entry that I have got, the window that has been opened for me to reach this stage, the transparency which was there…had a great strength in it. If that transparency is the reason of the joy of my life, if that transparency is the reason of the happiness of my family, then it becomes my duty to follow this transparency throughout my life, so that Ican alsolead tothe happiness ofmany people. And therefore Friends, I would expect from you, I request you, I would urge… And whenyouhave taken an oathin the presence of God today, every single word of the oath has to be lived, Friends.The oath, is not merely a speech, the oath is not just empty words.Tricolourflag is the pride, praise and honour of our life. When we touch it, a new consciousness is infused in us.When you touch it in such a situation, the same consciousness is transmitted within you also.Youwill rememberthis momentlifetime. Many legends sacrificed for the pride of this tricolour flag. From 1857 to 1942, so manypeoplegavetheir lives andthenin the year '47,we could attain the honor and prideofthetricolorflag. Ladies & Gentlemen, the honour, which today we have got an opportunity to touch, how big it could become the strength of our life, how big an opportunity it could become to awaken the consciousness in our life. How the words of the oath become the determination of my life, instead of remaining just words, how the essence of the oath becomes the sense of my life and how can I try to live it every moment with remembrance ofthe God and then the value of the oath really increases. May your life moves ahead with the power of this oath, I wish you good luck for that.

The countryis fa gnewercrisis. There was a time, when the army used to battle, blood of the many was flowing and manymothers had to lose their sons! The time has changed. Today, the technology has taken place in the war. The situation of facing the bullets with outstretched chest is getting less.The victory or defeat of the nation may become possible despite this. New fields are opened now and so the issue of security in normal life has not remained the same. The technology has taken place in criminal activities. It has not remained the subject of a few crimes. Now the country has to combat against the problems of terrorism, naxalism, etc. Friends, there are more soldiers killed by the bullets of the terrorists than in the battle field. Today the naxalism has become a major cause to disruptthecountry’s development. There are so many such areas in this country, wherethe governmentbuilttheschoolandnaxalites blew it up. If hospital was built somewhere, the naxalites blew it too. So many people are being killed to cause the fire of discontent. Ladies & Gentlemen, whether it is terrorism or naxalism, we have to protect the life of innocent civilians by putting our life at risk. And Friends, until there is courage within, wecannotdeal withthat situation. And the courageisnotderived frombooks, the bead of courage is not recited, we have to prepare ourselves for that and when there is purity in the mind, there is determination in the mind, then there is nothing like fear remains in the mind. And therefore I want my every fellow to be fearless, intrepid. Thekey attributesoftheuniformmust befearlessnessandcourage. If he is not fearless and courageous, then perhaps he would be deterred out of fear and therefore Ladies & Gentlemen, youare goingtowardssuch a liability, where to exceedthe heightofthelife, to protect the common people, you will apply yourself.

We hear since our childhood that the police isthe friend of the people.I want to bringthischaracter and therefore we have started ‘Raksha Shakti University’. In that ‘Raksha Shakti University’. First of all wewant to train the personnel of the security forces, not for the job, but for the life. This job, this profession it has to be only a by-product, wewant to goin that direction. We want to use this also in the coming days. Iwas talkingtosome friends in the Government. You had one and a half years, in which youmust haveelivedon the tip ofthe sword, whatever you have learned here.Everyonewill noticeyouclosely, everything will be reported, evenyoursmallestmistakecanbecomea very big problem for you.In this one and a half year, youhave toprove yourself only by discipline.There areseveraltypes of methods for that.Iam thinking ofaddinga new methodto it.Iwill tellthe expertsofthis field to work on this and we may make some decision within a week. Every policeman who is prepared here gives training to the constables under him for at least 100 hours during his tenure of one and a half year. The training that he has been given here…100 hours, either four batches of 25 hours each or three batches of 30 hours each. Every day 5 to 8 or 5:30 to 8 in the morning, gives training to the constables.Teach them, whatever is learned here. A syllabus of 100 hours should be prepared.And you do that work so that whatever you have learned here, by teaching the same thing, it becomes more solid and the nature becomes more aggressive. Sometimes our focusisnot going onmany thingswhile learning. Often we clear the exams, but at the time of teaching, our attention goes to so many things and therefore I am thinking of adding one more responsibility of 100 hours in your tenure of one and a half years.And we will see that how manypercentof the constables whom you trained succeeds, on that basis we will decide that what you have achieved from here. Nothing from here is to be forgotten.

I am sure Friends,due to adding the youth like you to the system in such a large number at one time in the State, the Gujarat Police Force will get a new strength, we will be able to provide the common man a new sense of security, by becoming a fellow in their pleasures and pains and even the common men and women of Gujarat will feel secure by our mere presence.Our attitude should be such that our presence only can bring a peaceful night’s sleep. With this very expectation; I wish you all the best. I also wish your family on this day.Whenever we get a chance, we all keep on doing something together to repay the obligation of the society. With this only expectation, I evoke you all to take a step forwardin the service ofMother India with a new responsibility and I wish you good luck.

 

Thank you very much..!

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I enjoyed talking to all of you. It is my endeavor every year that I interact with young friends like you, so as to know about your thoughts. Your words, questions and inquisitiveness help me too to deal with the challenges of the future.

Friends,

This discussion is happening at a time when India is celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav of 75 years of its Independence. The date of August 15 this year brings with it the 75th anniversary of Independence. In the last 75 years, India has tried to build a better police service. The infrastructure related to police training has also improved a lot in recent years. Today, when I am talking to you, I can see the youths who will participate in ensuring law and order in India for the next 25 years. This is a huge responsibility. Therefore, we have to move forward with a new beginning and a new resolution.

Friends,

I do not know much as to how many of you have gone to Dandi or have seen the Sabarmati Ashram. But I want to remind you of the Dandi Yatra of 1930. Gandhiji had talked about shaking the foundation of British rule on the basis of Salt Satyagraha. He also said that "when the means are just and right, God also stands by".

 

 

Friends,

Mahatma Gandhi left the Sabarmati Ashram with a small group. As days passed, people, wherever they were, started joining the Salt Satyagraha. When Gandhiji completed his journey in Dandi after 24 days, the entire country stood up in unison. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari and Attock to Cuttack, the entire India had become animated. Remember that emotion and the will-power. It was this fervor and solidarity that fired the power of collectivism for India's freedom struggle. The country is demanding the same spirit for change and willpower from the youth. The tide that rose in the country between 1930 and 1947, the way the youth of the country came forward and the entire young generation got united for one goal, today the same spirit is expected from you as well. We all have to live in this spirit and stick to this resolution. At that time, the people of the country, especially the youth, had fought for Swaraj (self-rule). Today you have to work wholeheartedly for Surajya (good rule). At that time people were ready to die for the freedom of the country. Today you have to move forward with the spirit of living for the country. How our police service will be, how strong it will be after 25 years, when 100 years of India's independence will be completed, it will depend on your actions today. You have to build the foundation on which the edifice of the grand and disciplined India of 2047 will be built. Time has chosen youth like you to fulfill this resolve. And I consider it a great privilege for all of you. You are starting your career at a time when India is going through a phase of transformation in every field and every level. The next 25 years of your career will also be the most important 25 years of India's development. Therefore, your preparation, your state of mind should be in line with this greater goal. In the next 25 years, you will work in different positions in different parts of the country and play different roles. You all have a huge responsibility of building a modern, effective and sensitive police service. Therefore, you always have to remember that you are on a special mission for 25 years, and India has specially chosen you for that.

Friends,

Experiences around the world show that when a nation moves forward on the path of development, the challenges from outside the country and from within the country also mount equally. Therefore, your challenge is to continuously prepare policing in this era of technological disruption. Your challenge is to stop new modes of crime with even more innovative ways. You will also have to develop and apply new experiments, research and methods, especially regarding cyber security.

 

Friends,

Your role is important in ensuring that the countrymen, who have been given whichever rights by the Constitution and the democracy of the country, perform the duties expected of them. Therefore, the expectations from you are high and your conduct is always monitored. There will also be a lot of pressure on you. You don't have to think only within the boundaries of the police station or the police headquarters. You also have to be familiar with every role in the society, be friendly and always keep the dignity of the uniform supreme. One more thing you always have to keep in mind. You will be serving in different districts and cities of the country. Therefore, you have to remember one mantra all the time. Whatever decision you take while in the field, it should be in the interest of the country, it should have a national perspective. Your scope of work and problems will often be local, so this mantra will be very useful while dealing with them. You have to always keep in mind that you are the flag bearer of ‘Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat’ (One India, Supreme India) too. Therefore, your every action should reflect the spirit of Nation First, Always First.

Friends,

I can also see a new generation of glorious women officers in front of me. Over the years, a continuous effort has been made to increase the participation of girls in the police force. Our daughters inculcate the values ​​of humility, spontaneity and sensitivity along with efficiency and accountability in the police service. Similarly, the states are also working to implement the commissioner system in cities with a population of more than one million. So far, this system has been implemented in many cities of 16 states. I am sure that positive steps will be taken in other places as well.

Friends,

To make policing futuristic and effective, it is very important to work with collectiveness and sensitivity. Even in this Corona period, we have seen how our colleagues in the police have played a big role in handling the situations. Our policemen have worked shoulder to shoulder with the countrymen in the fight against Corona. Many police personnel have had to sacrifice their lives in this effort. I pay my respectful homage to all those jawans, police comrades, and on behalf of the country, I extend my condolences to their families.

 

Friends,

I want to put one more aspect before you. These days we see that wherever natural calamity, floods, cyclonic storms or landslides occur, our NDRF comrades are there with full readiness. The name of NDRF during the disaster instills confidence among the people. NDRF has created this credibility with its excellent work. Today people have faith that NDRF personnel will save them in times of disaster even by putting their lives on the line. NDRF also, mostly, has personnel from police force, who are your own companions. But do the police command this feeling and respect in the society? There are policemen in the NDRF. NDRF also has respect. The police personnel working in NDRF are also respected. But is the social system like that? Why is it so? You also know the answer to this. The negative perception of the police in the public mind is a big challenge in itself. At the beginning of the Corona period, it was felt that this perception had changed a bit. Because people were watching the videos on social media of policemen serving the poor, feeding the hungry, cooking food and delivering it to the poor. Therefore, there was a change in the perception in society towards the police. But the same old situation has returned again. After all, why does the people’s trust not improve, why does the credibility not improve?

Friends,

Our police personnel even sacrifice their lives for the security of the country, to maintain law and order and to eliminate terror. You are unable to go home for many days and you often have to stay away from your family even during festivals, but when it comes to the image of the police, the attitude of the people changes. It is the responsibility of the new generation joining the police to change this image; this negative perception of the police should end. You have to do this. You have to come face-to-face every day with the established traditions of the police department that have been prevalent for years while you undergo training. It depends on your training, willpower and your morale whether the system changes you or you change the system. What are your intentions? What ideals are you attached to? With what resolve are you proceeding while fulfilling those ideals? That only matters about your behavior. In a way, this will be another test for you. And I am sure you will be successful in this too.

Friends,

I would also like to extend my best wishes to the young officers of our neighboring countries here. Be it Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives or Mauritius, we are not only neighbors but we also have a lot in common in our thinking and social fabric. We are all companions of happiness and sorrow. Whenever there is any calamity or problem, we are the first to help each other. We have experienced this even in the Corona period. Therefore, our partnership is bound to grow for development in the years to come. Mutual coordination is more important especially today when crime and criminals are beyond borders. I am sure that the days you spent at Sardar Patel Academy will help you in cementing your career, your national and social commitment and friendship with India. Once again wishing you all the very best! Thank you!