Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 1st Convocation of the Rashtriya Raksha University at Ahmedabad in Gujarat on March 12, 2022. (Photo/PIB)
Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 12, 2022, dedicated a building of Rashtriya Raksha University to the nation and delivered its first Convocation address here.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Governor of Gujarat Acharya Devvrat and Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel were among those present on the occasion.
The Prime Minister said that the earlier notion of internal security during the colonial time was based on instilling fear among the masses for keeping the peace for the colonial masters.
“Earlier scenario was very different as the security forces had more time to prepare which is no longer so as technology and transportation and communication has improved so much. Today’s policing requires skills like negotiating and other soft skills that are needed to function in a democratic scenario,” PM Modi said.
He stressed the need to change the image of police and security personnel. Depiction of police in the popular culture has not helped in this regard, either. He noted the humane work by the police personnel during the pandemic.
“Post-independence, there was a need of reforms in the country’s security apparatus. A perception was developed that we have to be careful of the uniformed personnel. But it has transformed now. When people see uniformed personnel now, they get the assurance of help,” the PM said.
Prime Minister Modi also noted the shrinking of the support network of the joint family for police personnel in dealing with the stress of the job. He emphasized the need for experts to deal with stress and relaxation including yoga experts in the forces.
“Stress-free training activities are need of the hour for strengthening the country’s security apparatus,” he added.
He underlined the importance of technology in security and policing work. He said if criminals are using technology, technology can be harnessed to nab them also. He said this emphasis on technology would also enable even the divyang people to contribute to the field. (Press Release)