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Cops should not create sense of fear in poor: Indian Govt

Oct 31, 2014

The police officers should be a mix of 'Half Steel' and 'Half Wax', said Rajnath Singh, the Indian Home Minister.

New Delhi: The Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that a police station should not create a sense of fear among the poor but it should become the 'Temple of Justice.

Addressing the Passing-Out-Parade at the Sardar Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad, Rajnath Singh said the police is the most visible face of the State and it has been institutionalised to create a sense of security among citizens.

The police officers should be a mix of 'Half Steel' and 'Half Wax' and they should work towards enhancing their leadership qualities, he added.

The Union Home Minister remarked that the Investiture Ceremony is being held on Sardar Patel's birth anniversary after a gap of ten years. “It should always be held on Sardar Patel's jayanti,” he added. Rajnath Singh highlighted Sardar Patel's role in uniting India. “Had Sardar Patel not been India’s first Home Minister, integrating Hyderabad would have been difficult,” he said.

On the occasion, the Union Home Minister inspected the parade. He also inaugurated the new Administrative Office Building at the SVPNPA and laid wreath at the IPS memorial in the SVPNPA campus.

Earlier, Rajnath Singh garlanded the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at a civic function held in the city on his birth anniversary today. Addressing the gathering the Union Home Minister praised Sardar Patel's role in ensuring India's unity and integrity. The Union Home Minister also administered the 'Rashtriya Ekta Diwas' pledge to the assembled gathering.

Rajnath Singh also flagged off the 'Run for Unity' race in the city. Hundreds of college students, NCC cadets and other citizens participated in the race.

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