PM Narendra Modi’s interaction with IPS Probationers of 2019 batch :
On the back of Salt Satyagraha, Gandhi Ji had talked about moving the foundations of the British Raj in 1930. He had started the Dandi March from Sabarmati with a small group of people.
With every passing day, few people joined the March. When he reached Dandi, the entire country stood up, took notice and was moved. I want you to take inspiration from that willpower. This willpower had transformed India’s struggle for Independence.
The nation expects similar willpower for transformation from youth such as you. India’s youth had fought for ‘Swaraj’ back then. They were ready to die for Independence. Today, you have to fight for ‘Su-raj’ (good governance) today.
When a country takes the swift road towards development, internal and external challenges come up. Thus, it is a challenge for you to make policing better. It is a challenge for you to stop crime that is using modern techniques, especially in cybersecurity.
The negative perception of police in the common citizen is a massive challenge. At the beginning of COVID, this perception had changed a little because police was helping the poor and needy. However, the perception has returned to negative.
It is the responsibility of the new generation of police to ensure that this perception changes.