J&K LG Manoj Sinha addressed the passing out-cum attestation parade of 538 new recruits at the Police Training Centre (PTC) Manigam in Ganderbal district.
He said these 538 new recruits having completed their basic training are going to be part of that integral system on which lies the responsibility of the unity and integrity of the nation and maintaining its peace, and who also have to ensure the social and economic progress of the nation.
The LG said that out of the 538 constables in the passing-out parade, 360 brave constables have served the nation as SPOs. In the anti-terror operations, these daring young soldiers have shown bravery and dutifulness, setting standards of high competence and efficiency. They have given their invaluable contribution in the prosperity and development of J&K. He said he has faith that their past record of service and courage will defend Jammu & Kashmir and the nation’s interests in the coming days.
The LG added that people also have a responsibility of rising up against those who create obstacles in the path of progress and who are always trying to stir up turmoil. He said that one thing he wants to emphasise is that in any part of the world where there is no peace, there cannot be any development. Jammu and Kashmir Police has a long history of service and courage. The ability and potential of our Police force and enthusiasm is proof that we are determined to protect our interests. He said that those who want to test our resolve will have to pay a heavy price. He said that many areas in the UT have been cleared off the militancy and its eco system stands fully damaged. He also said, narco-terrorism if not handled in time, will emerge as a cancer. We have to counter the social media propaganda by using online means and the police force is working hard on that front.
In other states, challenges for police are less compared to J&K. Here, police have to maintain law and order, deal with social crimes, criminals, also with militancy and subversive elements. No stone will be left unturned to make the police force more efficient in the times to come, the LG stated.