Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on August 17 inaugurated the newly constructed building of Dhubri and Golakganj police stations in Dhubri district under Mission for Overall Improvement for Responsive Image (MOITRI) scheme.
Inaugurating the buildings of Dhubri Police Station, which was established in 1906, and Golakganj Police Station, which was set up in 1907, Sonowal said the state government has been endeavouring to make the police more people friendly taking inspiration from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of smart police force.
In parallel to the change in attitude of police towards public, the people have also changed their perception of police which has resulted in registration of more cases in police stations across the state as citizens come to police without any apprehension, he said.
Sonowal also informed that Assam was the only state in the country to take special initiative to upgrade police infrastructure and for that reason, the state’s police force could become one of the best performing in the country.
Urging the police personnel to dedicatedly work for protecting the life and property of state’s citizens and upholding the democratic values, Sonowal called for maintaining the sanctity of the police uniform while controlling the criminal elements with an iron hand.
He also appreciated the role played by 70,000 Assam Police personnel in managing the COVID-19 situation in the state along with maintenance of law and order and in the fight against other natural calamities and he said people of Assam would always remember their selfless service during these difficult times.
The chief minister also said even a border district like Dhubri has reaped the benefit of development schemes and steps taken for constructing Asia’s longest bridge connecting Dhubri and Phulbari would bring massive transformation in communication sector.
Sonowal also informed both central and state governments have taken steps to seal the Indo-Bangladesh border for stopping infiltration of foreigners and modern technology has been used for strict surveillance over the riverine border areas.
He also called on the people residing in the border areas in the district to be vigilant against illegal influx.
Assam Social Welfare Minister Pramila Rani Brahma also spoke in both the programmes and thanked the chief minister for undertaking the initiative to upgrade police infrastructure in the state.