Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy

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The Dikshant  Parade of 74th  batch of IPS officer trainees was held on February 11, 2023, at the Academy. Hon’ble  Union  Minister of  Home Affairs, Shri  Amit  Shah was the Chief Guest for the event and took the Salute of the Diskhant Parade, which was led by the Shri Shahansha K.S, IPS Probationer of Kerala Cadre,  the best all-around topper of the batch in Phase-1 of 74 RR (2021).

195  officer trainees passed out from the Academy today including  29  officer trainees from friendly countries of  Nepal,  Maldives, Mauritius and   Bhutan. Dikshant  Parade marks the culmination of the Phase-I training of the  IPS officer trainees at the Academy. The 195 officer trainees on parade included  166 officer trainees of the Indian  Police Service,  including  33  IPS  lady officer trainees,   and  29  foreign officer trainees (including  4 foreign lady officer trainees), 6 officers from Bhutan,  5 from Nepal, 8 from  Maldives and  10 from  Mauritius.

Shri A.S, Rajan, IPS, Director of the SVP National Police Academy,  in his welcome and introductory speech, elaborated the various training sessions and modules undergone by the passing out trainees.   He said, “the officer trainees on  Parade are at the threshold of their challenging careers and they will flourish and bloom into officers with high standards of professionalism and sterling values”.

Hon’ble Union  Minister of Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah presented The Indian Police Service  Martyrs’  Trophy for the  Best Squad in Training received by Shri Karthik  Shrotriya,   AGMUT  cadre from   Platoon  No.2,  The  Tonk   Cup for Equitation to Shri Sagar Timilsina, Nepal  Police Officer. Ms. Diksha, IPS (P) of 74 RR borne on  Bihar cadre,  won the  IPS Association's  Sword of Honour for the best Outdoor Probationer.  She is the only second lady officer trainee to win the IPS association’s sword of honour.  The Hon’ble Union  Minister also presented trophies to several other officer trainees who showed exemplary performance during the training at the Academy.

In his address,  the Hon’ble Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah, first congratulated all the officer trainees passing out from the Academy and reminded them that they have an onerous task of taking Indian Police forces into the Amritvarsh of Indian Independence. He asked the officer trainees to dedicate themselves to build a stronger India by the time we celebrate the 100th  year of Indian  Independence in 2047. He reminded the probationers that during the past seven decades, the country has seen several ups and downs and also many challenging times in internal security.  He recalled that more than   36,000 police personnel laid down their lives during these challenging times over last 7 decades and had asked the probationers to lead the police force with accountability, discipline, dedication and accessibility. He laid emphasis on the major role played by the Indian police forces in the maintenance of Internal security. This calls for unified approach and coordination across various agencies. He mentioned that in last 8 years,  the government at the centre was successful in bringing down terrorist and insurgency-related incidents drastically, especially in the three major theatres of J&K, North East and LWE-prone areas.  This was only possible due to zero-tolerance policy,  strong will and by strengthening of the law enforcement agencies which work for the internal security of the nation.

Earlier before the parade, the  Hon’ble  Union  Home Minister paid homage to the  Martyrs of Indian  Police Service who laid down their lives in the service of the Nation and paid tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai  Patel,  the Iron Man of India and the architect of All India Services.

Several other dignitaries,     including the Hon’ble    Governor of    Telangana Smt.   Tamilisai   Soundararajan,   Shri   Ajay   Bhalla,   Union    Home  Secretary, Shri  Tapan  Deka,  Director  IB, DGPs of several states,  Heads of Central armed police forces and retired and serving officers from many states were also present to witness the exemplary parade of the 74th batch of Indian Police Service officer trainees passing out today.

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