Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday attended the 73rd Raising Day Parade of Delhi Police organised at New Police Lines, Kingsway Camp area of the national capital. He lauded the contribution and sacrifice of Delhi Police towards the country's development and he remembered Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as well.
While addressing the gathering, Shah, remembering Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel said, "It is a matter of pride that the Delhi Police was started by the Iron Man of India, Sardar Patel, himself. I am certain it still provides inspiration to the entire organisation."
The Union Home Minister said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent positive comments must have inspired every police officer of Delhi Police. We must also remember that over 35,000 policemen have laid their lives for the security of the nation. He acknowledged the sacrifices of these 35,000 and more policemen and built a National Police Memorial in Delhi. It lays the testimony of these sacrifices."
Union Home Minister Amit Shah: Pradhan Mantri Narendra Modiji ne kaha tha ki hume samajhna chahiye ki Police hamari suraksha ke liye hai. Isliye keval uski alochana ya upadhravihyo ke taraf se unhe nishana banana theek nahi hai, uske kaam ko bhi samajhna chahiye. (1.2) https://t.co/adnCy7cmF0 pic.twitter.com/ZKRzMpqNr9— ANI (@ANI) February 16, 2020
Shah also lauded Delhi Police for introducing new schemes to reduce crime in the region. "Delhi Police has initiated the smart policing scheme, Dial 112 scheme under the Nirbhaya Fund of Government of India and have also started the National Cyber Forensic Lab to help citizens from cybercrimes."
Union Home Minister Amit Shah at the 73rd Raising Day Parade of Delhi Police: I would like to request people that whenever you visit Delhi, do visit the Police memorial to pay tribute to 35000 police jawans who sacrificed their lives for our nation pic.twitter.com/7AexV0oHFl— ANI (@ANI) February 16, 2020
"Motor vehicles theft application, property theft application, Police clearance certificate application, online character verification report and the Himmat Plus Application are helping the police's communication with the people," he said. Apart from Shah, Puducherry governor Kiran Bedi also attended the 73rd Raising Day Parade.
(with ANI inputs)