Need to prevent youth from taking wrong path of terrorism: PM

PM Narendra Modi interacting with the IPS probationers

New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that the youth of the country need to be prevented from taking the wrong path of joining terrorist groups in Kashmir at an early stage itself.

PM Modi proposed that women officers can be more helpful in making the youth understand the outcome of joining the terror groups and stop them from doing so.

The Prime Minister was interacting virtually with IPS probationers during the ‘Dikshant Parade Event’ at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad.

He further said, “The human face of the khaki uniform has been engraved within the public reminiscence because of the good work performed by police specifically throughout the coronavirus pandemic,” and asked them to respect their job and uniform.

“Yours is a profession where the factor of encountering something unexpected is very high and all of you must be alert and prepared for this. There is a higher degree of stress and which is why it is important to keep speaking with your near and dear ones. From time to time, maybe on a day off, meet someone like a teacher or someone whose advice you value,” PM Modi said during his address.

During the interaction, the prime minister highlighted the importance of Yoga for those working under stressful conditions. “Yoga and Pranayam is good for all those working under stress. If you do any work from your heart, you will always benefit. You will never feel stressed no matter how much work is there.”

PM Modi said he regularly interacts with young IPS officers who have graduated from the academy but was unable to meet them this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. “But I’m sure that during my tenure, I will surely meet you all at some point,” he said.

This year, 131 IPS probationers, including 28 women, have completed their 42 weeks of basic course phase-I training at the academy.

The IPS probationers joined the academy on December 17, 2018, after completing their foundation course at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie and at Dr Marri Channa Reddy HRD Institute of Telangana, Hyderabad.

-CHK