A Passing Out Parade of Probationers of the Indian Police Service (IPS) of the 72nd Bach was held at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad today. The Union Minister of State for Home Shri Nityanand Rai was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The Director of the National Police Academy Shri Atul Karwal and other senior officers also attended the programme.
In his address, Shri Nityanand Rai said that the Iron Man of India, Sardar Patel had said that “theUnion will go, you will not have a united India, if you do not have a good All India Service, which has the independence to speak out its mind”. The Minister of State for Home said that he appreciates the perseverance, dedication, honesty and contribution of the officers of the Indian Police Service in keeping the country united. He said above all, you must have the courage, not only to lead in the field, but also to take a moral stand for truth in any situation.
Out Parade is a matter of pride in the life of every uniformed officer. These are moments of honor and achievement that they will always remember as they take the first step in the service of the Nation. He said there also are 33 women police officers in the parade. He congratulated them for their achievements in the Indian Police Service and said we look forward to more women joining this Service.Shri Rai said that he congratulates all the Probationers on the successful completion of the challenging training they have undergone. He also congratulated all the trophy and medal winners. The Minister of State for Home hoped that the young police officers would live up to their idealism and standards of excellence and the values enshrined in the Constitution of India and the countrymen would be proud of them.
As many as 144 young IPS Probationers including 33 women officers participated in the parade. This year both top positions were won by women officers. Ms. Ranjeeta Sharma of Rajasthan cadre was adjudged the best all round IPS Probationer. The Minister of State for Home presented her with the Prime Minister's Baton and the Home Minister's Revolver. Ms. Shreya Gupta of Tamil Nadu cadre was awarded the Bhubananda Misra Memorial Trophy for the second best all round Probationer. A total of 34 foreign Probationers including 10 from Nepal Police, 12 from Royal Bhutan Police, 7 from Maldives Police Service and 5 from Mauritius Police Force also participated in the parade.