Namchi, 1st March(IPR): The Chief Minister Mr. Prem Singh Tamang stated that ‘Indian Reserve Battalion provides immeasurable service which cannot be expressed via words’ during the passing out parade of Sikkim Police recruit constables at 3rd IRBn Headquarters, Manglay, playground today. He was accompanied by Cabinet Minister’s Mr. B. S. Panth, Mr. L. N. Sharma, Chairperson, Director General of Police (DGP) Mr. A. Shankar Rao, Officials from Police Department, various government departments and public alike.
Addressing, the gathering the Chief Minister congratulated the passing out recruits and wished them good luck for the rest of their professional lives. The Chief Minister delved that the recruits have been training for the last nine months at Mangley and Police Training Centre Yangang. He added that Indian Reserve Battalion is one of the branch of the central government. He expressed that the passing out recruits should try and bring laurels to the state of Sikkim and give their honest service to the department as well as to the public.
The Chief Minister also said that the Police personnel have to follow the law and its various facets. He said that the police personnel have to serve for three years time in the place where they have been posted . He added that the role of Police is to protect the civilians as well as the state , which he said that the Police officials from Sikkim is doing in an assiduous manner.
He emphasized that Sikkim Police should set an example in the country as one of the departments which is peace loving, efficient, effective and accountable. He underscored that the State Government is assisting in education for children of Police personnel posted outside of the state. Promotion of Police has been consistently looked after by the State Government from constable level to higher official levels. He also briefed as to how and why Yangang Police Station has been established and urged the official’s to relocate the Police station in near future as currently the station is running from a rented house.
The Chief Minister added that our state has been plagued by the increasing harmful effects of drug abuse. In this regards, he encouraged the Police personnels to take stringent action against the culprit and support should be given to victims of drug abuse as it’s the Sikkim Police Department which plays a vital role in eradicating this menace.
Moreover, the Chief Minister added that grievances and other developmental project put across by the DGP will be looked into at the earliest.
Speaking during the occasion, DGP Mr. A. Shankar Rao informed that a total of 566 recruits were passing out today out of which 130 are women constables. He added that the recruits have been educated in the field of local and Special Acts. They have also been inculcated with various components of law. Further he presented in detail the various grievances faced by the training centre located here.
During the course of the program prize distribution ceremony was conducted wherein various recruits were provided with appreciation in different categories namely best outdoor , best indoor, best shooter, overall best trainer and many more.