The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd) attended the 47th Raising Day of Arunachal Pradesh Police ( APP ) celebration at Police Training Centre, Banderdewa, 28 km from Itanagar on 8th November 2019. The Governor inspected the Raising Day Parade and took salute of the marching contingents. Vajra- Anti Riot Control Vehicle and Anti Riot Bulletproof vehicles were part of the parade.
In his address, the Governor said that the common men have high expectations from the Police Force and they must rise to the occasion. Therefore, every policeman must ensure self discipline, physical fitness, mental alertness, perceptive mind, honesty, sacrifice, hard work and respect for law.
He said that the officers and personnel must voluntarily join posting in any place, whether it is soft, tough or operational. They must take it as their obligation to duty.
The Governor underscored on recruitment on merit, proper training and providing exemplary leadership by every senior Police Officer, starting from Head Constable to Director General. He said that State Government will continue its steps for welfare of the personnel and infrastructure for the organisation.
The Governor called for cooperation amongst the Indian Army, Para Military Forces and Civil Police for security of the country.
Partaking his experiences in security management, the Governor advised the officers and personnel of Arunachal Pradesh Police to be proactive and know the people under their jurisdiction, keep their eyes and ears open and mouth shut, ensure impartial and proper investigation, cultivate confidence amongst the people about the Police and policing and help every individual in need, across the board without any discrimination.
Sharing his concern about drug addiction among the youth, the Governor emphasised on ‘Zero tolerance towards drug abuse’. He advised the police force to take up special drive against it.
The Governor commended the PTC Brass Band for their excellent display and the marching contingents for their turn out, smartness, marching and Parade.
The Governor presented Indian Police Medal to Kime Kaming, DIGP (Hq), Jeevan Raksha Padak Medal to Inspector Padi Paying and Inspector Abraham Taying and Union Home Minister’s Medal for excellence in Police Training to Head Constable Talin Motu and Constable Tsering Tashi. He also presented the ‘Best Parade Contingent’ of 47th Raising Day Parade to 2nd IR Bn, Dayun.
Earlier, the Governor laid wreath at the ‘Martyrs Memorial’.
Later, the Governor inaugurated exhibition stalls displayed by various branches of the organisation, including Arms Display, Road Safety & Traffic, Wireless Telecommunication, State Disaster Response Forces, Fire & Emergency Services, Anti Sabotage & Security, Anti-Riot Equipment and Arunachal Pradesh Police & Housing Welfare Corporation Ltd.
State Home Minister Bamang Felix, State Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar, IAS, Director General of Police, R.P. Upadhyay, IPS and officers and personnel of the State Police and their families were present on the occasion.