Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday participated in yoga exercise with top police officers of the country at National Police Academy in Hyderabad.
PM Modi, who arrived in Hyderabad on Friday, had a night halt at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, where he will be addressing the annual conference of heads of state police forces, central paramilitary forces and intelligence agencies.
The Prime Minister began the day by participating in an hour-long yoga session with Directors General of Police (DGPs) and Inspectors General of Police (IGPs) and other senior officials.
The Prime Minister also paid tributes to India’s first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and the police martyrs. He also planted a sapling in the academy premises.
The Prime Minister later had breakfast with the police officials. He also went around the academy to see the facilities for training of Indian Police Service (IPS) officers.
He will be addressing the 51st annual conference of the top police officials later in the day. Sources said the PM along with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will interact with heads of police forces on various security-related issues.
PM Modi will return to Delhi at 5.30 p.m.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made at the police academy at Shivrampally on Hyderabad-Bengaluru national highway.
The three-day conference began on Friday with Rajnath Singh delivering the inaugural address.
Ministers of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju and Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, National Security Advisory Ajit Doval and other officials are also attending the conference.
This was the third conference being held outside Delhi. It was held in Guwahati in 2014 and in Bhuj in Gujarat in 2015.