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President urges trainee IPS officers to be an agent of change in society


New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday urged the trainees of 67 RR (2014 Batch) of Indian Police Service (IPS) officers from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad to be an agent of change in the society.

A group of officers called on the President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan today.

Speaking on the occasion, the President urged the Officer trainees to be the agents of change they aspire to see in society. He congratulated all the officers on entering into one of the most premier public services of the country.

He said that they were the chosen few who were going to occupy important positions in law enforcement and policy making in the country in future.

The President said that the police personnel deployed at the cutting edge level are the face of the Government. It is through their conduct in the field that they need to inspire confidence in the people.

He said that he expected from the police officers the highest standards of professionalism at all times and sincere efforts to ensure that the sanctity of rule of law is maintained.

The President said that maintenance of law and order and enforcement of rule of law are prerequisites to fulfillment of our dream of a strong and prosperous India.

He stated that the police officers have a central role to play in not only countering the internal threats to our society but also in promoting harmony in the diverse sections of the society. He said that India has survived as an ancient civilization because of inclusiveness and tolerance towards all beliefs ingrained in us. He said that maintaining peace and harmony of the country should be their highest priority.(ANI)

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