Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with IPS probationers through a video conference on Friday during the ‘Dikshant Parade Event’ at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad.
During his address, PM Modi said: "In Delhi, I regularly interact with young IPS officers who have passed out from here. But this year due to Corona, I'm unable to meet you all. But I'm sure that during my tenure, I will surely meet you all at some point: PM Modi during his address to young IPS officers."
PM Modi while addressing the young IPS officers said that Yoga and Pranayam are efective stress busters. "Yoga and Pranayam are good for all those working under stress. If you do any work from your heart, you will always benefit. You will never feel stressed no matter how much work is there," he said.
The Prime Minister also talked about improving the image of the police officers in front of the public and urged schools to write about the instances telling that how cops on duty amid pandemic have helped the common man in crisis.
"For people, the image of police was always of beating but it does not mean they have not done any humanitarian work. Society never realised the impact of their work. But during COVID-19 pandemic, people saw how these police officials in khaki uniform were serving food and water to the people, to homeless, running campaigns to make people aware about the disease and taking people to hospitals. The schools must send the written pieces to the police station showing the humane approach of the police. These can be shared on online platforms as well," he said.
"Police officers think that when they join a new duty, everyone should fear them, especially area gangsters. Watching films like Singham they think highly of themselves, so the actual work is ignored. You should avoid this," he added.
As many as 131 IPS probationers including 28 lady probationers have completed 42 weeks of basic course phase-I training at the academy, according to a release by PMO.
"They joined the Academy on December 17, 2018, after completing their foundation course at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie and at Dr Marri Channa Reddy HRD Institute of Telangana, Hyderabad with other services like IAS, IFS, etc," it said.
During the basic course training at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, probationers undergo 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, fieldcraft and tactics, weapon training and firing.