Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble Finance Minister of India, was Chief Guest at the Passing Out Parade of the 68 RR (2015 Batch) of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA) on October 28, 2016. Shri Arun Jaitley reviewed the Parade and took the general salute from the parade. He also presented trophies to meritorious IPS Officer Trainees. Ms. Aruna Bahuguna earlier administered the Oath to the IPS Probationers.
Shri Jaitley called upon IPS Officer trainees saying, “the day you pass out, your greatest possession should be credibility. You will be able to judge yourself on that one yard stick of credibility and may you all have great and successful career.” Shri Jaitley, giving advices to the IPS Probationers, reminded a police officer will be judged by his impartiality, will be judged by his humanitarian behaviour and will be judged by his efficiency. He asked them to remember nature of Crime that is changing new forms, and they should deploy all modern tools to deal with terror. Cyber Crime, Forensic related issues, Narcotics etc. He was citing “Terrorism” is great curse on society, Officers should learn to fight the newer area of emerging crimes. Shri Jaitley also said “You will find many opportunities and occasions in your service and you will find yourself standing on the crossroads, just remember basic principles of life like when are you in doubt, just go straight, cutting to corners or choose the easier cause may bring you some momentary advantage but certainly not the long term advantage.”
In her welcome and introductory speech Director of the National Police Academy Ms. Aruna Bahuguna pointing to IPS Probationers said, “In your new role as leaders and decision-makers, you are fortunate that the 21st century offers a range of tools that can ensure that decisions are informed and calibrated. Technology and the immense power of information and data ensure that you have facts at your disposal that were earlier just conjecture. To galvanize the full might of these instruments you need two qualities – integrity and intellect.” NPA Director also wished foreign trainees from Royal Bhutan, Nepal and Maldives to go back to their countries and carry the message of professional policing in the service of the people, taught during the 45 weeks of training period.
In all, 109 IPS Probationers including 26 lady officers, 06 officers from the Royal Bhutan Police Service, 05 from Nepal Police Service and 04 from the Maldives Police Service completed 45 weeks of rigorous training.
Dikshant Parade is the culmination of eleven months training of the IPS Officer Trainees in the Academy.