Imphal: Chief minister N. Biren Singh appreciated Manipur Police for their sincere efforts towards restoring peace in the state during the past few years.
Biren was speaking at the joint Passing Out parade of the 48th Batch of Civil Police Constables (Male/Civil) and 55th Batch of Riflemen (MR/IRB) at Manipur Police Training College (MPTC), Pangei in Imphal East District on Friday.
In all, 2722 newly recruited personnel passed out from the college.
The state has been able to concentrate on development works since the past four and half years due to restoration of peace, and Manipur police had played a great role in making it possible, Biren said.
Stating that police-public relation has now become immensely cordial, Biren said unlike the past, people no longer feel uncomfortable and insecure when they come across police and security personnel. He also appreciated their roles in the ‘War on Drugs’ campaign.
Police should be always vigilant to prevent all sorts of unwanted incidents. There is no point in wearing a police uniform if they do not protect people or stand as a silent spectator when any scuffle happens or any suspicious crowding comes into sight, he added.
He exhorted the passed out personnel to serve the state and the nation with full devotion at their posting places. He asked them to be nice to the public and help them at their need.
He said that due to Covid pandemic, the passing out parade for the two batches could not be held on time although their training began in 2019. It was a matter of great satisfaction that not a single case of Covid-19 was detected at the college in the past two years, and the credit goes to the director and all the officials of MPTC.
MPTC director RK Tutusana administered oaths to the newly recruited constables and riflemen and presented reports of the two training batches.
The chief minister reviewed the guard of honour and received a salute of an impressive march past presented by the passing out personnel, who were separated into 18 companies.
Biren handed over the trophy and certificate of Best in Physical Training to Yanglem Bishorjit of Toubul Mamang Leikai (Bishnupur district), Best in Musketry to Azhoni Pfozhe of Pungdong Village (Senapati district), Best in Law to R. Tharmi of Chingjaroi Khullen (Ukhrul District), Best in Allied Subjects to Akoijam Banky Singh of Mongshangei Mayai Leikai (Imphal West), Best in Drill to Takhellambam Sushil Singh of Keinou Thongkha Mamang Leikai (Bishnupur district) and Best in Overall to SN Darung Lamkang of Charang Ching Khunou (Chandel district).
Ministers, MLAs and high ranking civil and police officers and a huge number of parents, guardians, family members and friends of passing out personnel were present at the occasion.