New Delhi: The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the Indian Police Foundation and the Indian Police Institute by lighting the lamp here today. The Indian Police Foundation (IPF) and the Indian Police Institute (IPI) aim at embarking a culture of research and evidence based policing in India and to avoid subjectivity, personal biases and errors in decision-making. The Police Foundation and Institute aims to bring together the police professionals, academia and other stake holders including citizens and provide a platform to research, discuss, and seek the answers.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Rajnath Singh said that setting up of Indian Police Foundation and the Indian Police Institute has been initiated keeping in mind the security situation of the country. On the occasion of Police Commemoration Day today, he also paid tributes to the martyrs who have sacrificed their lives for the security of the country.
Shri Rajnath Singh said that perception of Indian police needs to be changed so that the common man feels a ‘sense of confidence’ towards the police instead of perceiving it with a ‘sense of fear’. The Indian Police Foundation and the Indian Police Institute can work in the direction of giving suggestions to change this perception, he added. He said that various Committees and Commissions have been formed from time to time to improve the police system in India and several advisories to the states have also been issued, but the results in this direction depend upon the political and bureaucratic leadership of the country.
The Union Home Minister expressed his deep concern over the increasing incidents of intolerance and violence in the country. He appealed to the countrymen to abide by the principle of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” which was given by India only, to the rest of the world. Greeting the countrymen on the eve of Dussehra festival, the Union Home Minister appealed to the nation to maintain harmony and peace.
Addressing the audience, the Minister of State for Home, Shri Kiren Rijiju said that Indian Police Foundation and the Indian Police Institute is going to be a world class institute. Mr. Prakash Singh, Chairman, the Police Foundation and Institute India and Former DGP Uttar Pradesh & Assam, Mr. N. Ramachandran, President, the Police Foundation and Institute India, Member NSAB also addressed the gathering on the occasion.