Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Chief Minister of Assam, appealed to the NEPA 578 police officers who passed out on the 6th of April to be empathetic to people’s issues.
Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Chief Minister of Assam, said on Wednesday that a police officer who loses his calm while dealing with a situation is unfit to serve in the force.
578 Assam Police trainee Sub Inspectors, including 178 female trainee officers, graduated from the North Eastern Police Academy (NEPA) after successfully completing the basic course. Moreover, it’s the 50th batch of the North Eastern Police Academy (NEPA).
He stated, quoting Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, “Nabbing and identifying criminals are not the only duty of the police. They need to win people’s hearts.”
According to Sarma, a “crime-free and peaceful” environment is of utmost importance and therefore the role of the police becomes extremely crucial.
“Assam government has taken firm steps to eradicate crime by taking stern action against militants, drug mafia, criminals, economic offenders and all sorts of middlemen in the recent past,” the Chief Minister said.
According to Sarma, the crime rate in Assam has decreased in 2022 over the previous years, owing to the courage and professionalism demonstrated by the Assam police, as well as the government’s zero-tolerance policy on all illegal acts.
Sarma welcomed the cadets into the competitive and professional world of Assam police, saying that they should always take great care when dealing with women and children, the differently challenged, and the disadvantaged.
In addition, he said, “Amidst the challenges, the police need to be courageous and sincere, besides remaining accountable to their duty. In the fight against drugs and criminals in the past ten months, we have sent the message that anti-social forces have no room in society.”
Since NEPA’s beginning in 1978, this is the largest quantity ever received.
Meanwhile, the Academy’s Parade Ground in Umsaw Village, Ri-Bhoi District, hosted the passing-out parade.
The parade was reviewed by Chief Minister Sarma, who commissioned the policemen into active policing.
However, Sarma congratulated the young officers and handed out the trophies and medals that had been awarded to the trainees for their outstanding achievements during their training.
Further, Cadet Sub-Inspector Baharul Islam, who led the procession, received the Governor of Meghalaya’s Sword of Honour and the NEPA Silver Medal for being the all-around greatest cadet.
Moreover, Cadet Sub-Inspector Noor Neha Begum received the ‘Baton of Honour & NEPA Silver Medal’ from the Chief Minister of Meghalaya for being the best cadet in indoor subjects, while Cadet Sub-Inspector Biplab Gohain received the ‘Baton of Honour & NEPA Silver Medal’ from the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh for being the best cadet in outdoor subjects. Cadet Sub Inspector Mritunjoy Singha received the B R Lall Academy Trophy and the NEPA Silver Medal for exceptional conduct.
However, these policemen were trained using a well-researched programme approved by the Government of India’s Bureau of Police Research and Development.
NEPA’s remarkable service to the North Eastern Region
In the year 2021, NEPA held various offline courses, with a total of 292 police officers and trainees taking part. In addition, in 2021, the Academy held 50 online courses/webinars, with 1500 participants.
Moreover, NEPA has held 11 offline courses since January of this year, with 278 police officers and other officers participating. In addition, the Academy has held 9 online webinars and in-service courses, with a total of 236 trainees participating.
Further, NEPA is the first of its kind in the country, and it is administered by the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of India. Its mission is to provide training to police officers from the North Eastern States, as well as from other parts of the country, in order to protect the value of freedom – freedom from disturbance, criminal activities, and criminals.
The institution has done an outstanding job of providing cohesion, professionalism, cooperation, and uniformity to the North Eastern Region’s state police forces.