Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday pointed to flagging public confidence in policing as he called upon young officers to work towards restoring it.
“In the field, whatever decision you make must be informed by national interest and perspective. The limits of your work may be local, but keeping this talisman will come in handy. You must remember you are also the flag-bearer of Ek Bharat, Shreshth Bharat. So all your actions must be inspired by the feeling of ‘Nation First, Always First’,” he told IPS probationers of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad, via video-conferencing.
Prime Minister Modi, citing the example of the National Disaster Response Force, said the police have not been able to command the same respect as the specialised organisation.