Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister took salute, inspected and witnessed the impressive march past of the police contingents passing out of the Police Training Centre, Daroh in the 8th Passing Out Parade Function held at Daroh in district Kangra today.
Chief Minister awarded merit certificates and cash awards to the outstanding recruits Vasu Dev Sharma of 3rd Battalion for topping in examination, Shri Ajay Kumar of 1st Battalion for indoor subjects, Shri Vishal Singh of 3rd Battalion for outdoor performances, Shri Vikas Kumar of 1st Battalion for firing, Shri Dinesh Kumar of 3rd Battalion for sports activities and battle proficiency and efficiency tests. The instructors were also awarded merit certificates.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister said that wireless training, driving school, dog training, equestarian horse training, computers and internet training would be incorporated in the training curriculum of the State police trainees during their training programmes to make Police Training Centre, Daroh, a center of par excellence in training, where best training facilities would be available. He said that Himachal Pradesh had emerged as the first State in the country where computerization process of all the police stations was at an advanced stage and many of them were getting FIR copies from computers instantly as a measure of efficiency and transparency in the functioning of the police department.
Chief Minister said that besides the modernization of police force, it was being strengthened as recruitment process to fill up 1400 newly created posts was in progress which would ensure sufficient manpower for all essential duties. He said that capable and well qualified youth were coming forward to serve in the police forces which was a healthy trend.
Ashwani Kumar, D.G.P. welcomed the Chief Minister and other dignitaries. He said that the center was set up in 1995 and about 10,163 personnel had been trained till now. He said that out of the 552 trainees passing out, 218 were post graduate and computer literate. He said that the recruits would also be attached with Defence force for military training and would be trained to perform their assigned duties dedicatedly and committedly.