The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasized that the police personnel must strive to improve their image to inspire confidence amongst all sections of society including women and children. He reminded the police force that effective policing is necessary for making women feel safe and secure. Addressing the 54th DGsP/IGsP Conference at Pune, PM Modi urged the heads of police departments to carry forth the spirit of the Conference to the lowest level-from state to District to the police stations. After listening to the presentations given by different state police forces, Prime Minister mentioned that a comprehensive list of best practices could be prepared and adopted by all the states and Union Territories. PM Modi commented that technology provides us with an effective weapon to ensure pro-active policing that factors-in the feedback of the common man. PM expressed his special interest in the development of North Eastern States saying it is critical for Act East Policy of the government and urged the DGPs of these states to make extra efforts to create a conducive environment for the development programs. Pulls and pressures was confronting the police officers in the day to day discharge of duties, he said added that whenever they are in doubt they should remember the ideals and the spirit with which they appeared for the civil services exams and continue to work in national interest, keeping in mind the welfare of the weakest and poorest sections of society. In the three- day Conference, break-out sessions were held to further refine policy issues. This year, eleven core groups were formed for holding brain storming sessions on key aspects of internal and external security such as terrorism, Naxalism, coastal security, cyber threats, combating radicalization and narco-terrorism etc.Commending the Conference for generating good inputs for policy planning and implementation, Prime Minister laid emphasis on emergence of concrete outcomes from the finalized action points. The Prime Minister, while appreciating the meticulous efforts made by the country’s police forces for maintaining general peace and tranquillity in the country and ensuring normalcy, said that we must not forget the contribution of their families who stood firmly behind them. Over 200 delegates including DGPs and IGPs of all states, heads of Central investigative and intelligence agencies and paramilitary forces are participating in this conference. Union Home Minister Amit Shah and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval also participated in the conference. Before heading to the Indian Institute of Science Education Modi attended the Armed Forces Flag Day programme at the Raj Bhawan. He also met the widow and daughter of major Kunal Gosavi, who was martyred in the Nagrota terror attack in 2016.
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