Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma during the passing out parade at Lachit Barphukan Police Academy in Dergaon in Golaghat district

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said Assam is on the path of peace because of the unstinted contribution of Assam police personnel as he reiterated his commitment to empowering the police force with the latest technologies.

Speaking at the passing out parade of the 178th batch of 1,715 successful un-armed and recruit constables at Lachit Barphukan Police Academy in Dergaon in Golaghat district of Assam on April 6, chief minister Sarma while paying his tributes to the supreme sacrifice of Assam police forces said the state is on the path of peace and progress because of the role played by the forces.

He also said his government is working to make Assam police a zero vacancy force and equip it with the latest technological interventions to help the police force to deal with modern-day crime. Addressing the new recruits, Himanta Biswa Sarma, congratulated the successful constables and asked them to use their power to help the weaker and underprivileged sections of society. He, however, asked them to be hard on the anti-social elements and work together in wiping out crimes and their manifestations in society.

He asked them to upkeep their professionalism and helping attitude in spite of all challenges.

CM Sarma said the passing out ceremony and the uniform of the police are the symbols of truthfulness and courage and they should be true to the responsibility bestowed on them. He asked them to work accordingly to reduce the gap between the public and the police and strive to enhance the humane face of the police. He said their demeanour as police personnel should create confidence in police forces in the minds of the people. They should also help in the state government’s tirade against terrorism, drugs, human trafficking and child marriage.

The CM asked the constables to refrain from using any intoxicating substances and maintain their fitness by adhering to strict fitness and diet regime.

Himanta Biswa Sarma said the Assam government in its bid to recruit fresh blood will appoint another 6,337 youth on May 11. Moreover, the state government will also help the police forces with new technologies of forensic science to help them crack crimes.

The chief minister on the occasion also presented four awards namely ‘Best in Outdoor’ to Utpal Patoway, ‘Best in Indoor’ and ‘All-round Best’ to Mitali Das and ‘Best in Musketry’ to Rima Pegu.

Health and family welfare minister Keshab Mahanta, finance minister Ajanta Neog, agriculture minister Atul Bora, MLAs Bhaben Bharali, Biswajit Phukan, chief secretary Paban Kumar Borthakur, DGP GP Singh and a host of other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

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