Baramulla, Oct 18: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday lauded Jammu and Kashmir Police for its crucial role in combating terrorism and maintaining the Rule of Law in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that Jammu and Kashmir Police have always displayed undaunted courage while serving the nation.
"I bow to the bravehearts of J&K Police who laid down their lives in the line of duty. The nation is grateful for their selfless spirit and sacrifices,” the Lieutenant Governor said while attending the Attestation-cum-Passing Out Parade of 16th Basic Recruitment Training Course (BRTC) held at Subsidiary Training School (STC), Sheeri, Baramulla.
He said that the rule of law is the foundation for equitable socio-economic development and the empowerment of all sections of society.
"J&K Police is playing a crucial role in combating terrorism and maintaining the rule of law. Zero tolerance policy against subversive forces and strict enforcement of rule of law has realized the dream of fear-free J&K," the Lieutenant Governor added .
He said that terrorism poses the biggest threat to humanity.
"J&K Police’s prime goal is to eradicate terrorism, in all its forms and manifestations to ensure peace, stability and security."
In his address, the Lieutenant Governor congratulated a total of 510 recruit constables who have completed their rigorous training at the Subsidiary Training School in Sheeri Baramulla.
He encouraged them to discharge their responsibility with the highest degree of professionalism and commitment.
At the Passing out Parade, the Lieutenant Governor also talked about the prevailing peace and transformation in Jammu Kashmir.
He said that industrial investment, holistic development, prosperity is a byproduct of peace and harmony in the society.
"Peace shapes the new future, promotes the principle of inclusiveness and provides the necessary means to fulfil the aspirations of the young generations," he said.
The Lieutenant Governor said that he is confident that the new recruits will carry forward the glorious legacy of the country's most courageous Police Force and give a befitting reply to enemies of the peace.
"New security challenges require modern-day policing. Strict and Sensitive, Modern and Mobility, Alert and Accountable, Reliable and Responsive, Techno savvy and Trained – SMART Policing envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji is the need of the hour to effectively deal with conventional and non-conventional threats," he said.
He further said that with collective will and hard work, we must protect our civilizational heritage and build a strong and progressive J&K.
Dilbag Singh, Director General of Police congratulated the passing out constables for becoming an integral part of Jammu Kashmir Police Force.
Mohd Majid Malik, Principal STC Sheeri gave an overview of the training program and various activities conducted during the Training course.
The Lieutenant Governor took the ceremonial salute and witnessed the impressive parade and demonstrations by the police personnel.
He also felicitated the recruit constables who excelled during their training.
An oath was administered to the passing out constables for performing their duties with honesty and utmost sensitivity.
Safina Baig, Chairperson District Development Council, Baramulla; R.K Goyal, Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department; senior serving and retired police and army personnel, PRI representatives, and family members of the passing out cadets were present on the occasion.