- Also dedicates building of Rashtriya Raksha University to nation
Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday dedicated a building of Rashtriya Raksha University to the nation. He also delivered its first convocation address in Ahmedabad. Saturday was the second of his two-day visit to Gujarat.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel were among those present on the occasion.
The PM began his address by paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and those who participated in the Dandi Yatra. The historic march had begun from Ahmedabad on March 12, 1930. Saturday marks its 92nd anniversary.
PM Modi said that earlier notion of internal security during the colonial time was based on instilling fear among the masses for keeping peace for the colonial masters. Similarly, earlier scenario was very different as the security forces had more time to prepare, which was no longer so as technology and transportation and communication had improved significantly.
“Never make the mistake of treating this as a police university. This is a Raksha university that takes care of the security of the country in its entirety,” he said, talking about Rastriya Raksha University. He reiterated the importance of disciplines like mob and crowd psychology, negotiations, nutrition and technology.
He emphasised on the need for experts to deal with stress and relaxation including yoga experts in security forces. “Stress-free training activities is need of the hour for strengthening the country’s security apparatus,” he added.
PM Modi further underlined the importance of technology in the security and policing work. According to him, if criminals are using technology, technology can be harnessed to nab them as well. This emphasis on technology would also enable even the divyang people to contribute in the field, Modi said.
He also stressed on the need for synergy between institutions like National Law University, Forensic Sciences University and RRU to create a holistic education in these related fields.
Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU) was set up to meet the need for high quality trained manpower in various wings of policing, criminal justice and correctional administration. Government set up a national police university named Rashtriya Raksha University by upgrading the Raksha Shakti University established by the state government in 2010. The university, which is an Institution of National Importance, commenced its operations from 1st October, 2020.
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