NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked Indian Police Service probationers to work tirelessly with dedication for the betterment of the nation.
The Prime Minister asked the young officers to imbibe service orientation and dedication in their day-to-day work and stressed on the importance for the police force to be connected with ordinary citizens.
In an interaction with 126 IPS probationers of 2018 batch who had called on him, PM Modi said each officer should understand perspective of the citizens about the police force and work towards making it citizen-friendly and approachable.
During the interactive session, Modi said that the role of police should be focussed on crime prevention and highlighted the importance of technology in creating a modern police force.
He also discussed about the role of police in transforming aspirational districts and as instruments of social change.
The aspirational districts programme was launched in early 2018 and it identifies 115 out of 172 most backward districts of the country to give a fresh push for development there.
Modi also lauded the large number of women probationers in the 2018 batch. More number of women in police force will have a huge positive impact in policing as well as nation building, he felt.
Asking the officers to believe in themselves, he said self-confidence and inherent strength along with the official training will equip them to deal with day-to-day challenges.