Officers to discuss road map to achieve excellence in police training

New Delhi: Senior police officers attending the two-day 34th National Symposium of Heads of Police Training Institutions here, will today, in three separate sessions, deliberate on building institutions of excellence and their management, training capacity augmentation, new techniques and methodologies of physical training and also talk about the best training practices that have yielded excellent results in various police training institutions.

The two-day-long national symposium, which began yesterday, is being conducted for the first time in New Delhi.

On Wednesday, the officers discussed, deliberated and chalked out a roadmap for police training in India.

Over 50 senior police officers of the rank of DGPs/ ADGPs/ IGPs/ of the states, UTs, CBI, NIA, BSF, CRPF and other paramilitary forces and Central Police are attending the symposium to discuss the police training issues to develop a road map to achieve excellence in training.

During the discussions held on the first day of the symposium, many eminent speakers shared their views and delivered their address.

Krishna Kumar, former Director, NCERT delivered his key note address on “Comprehensive Training Strategies”; Professor C.P. Shrimali, Director MDI, Gurgaon has delivered his address on “Innovative Techniques in Training”; Ms. Geetika Shah, ISB, Hyderabad has delivered her talk on “Use of case study method in training” and “use of technology in training.”

A panel discussion was also held on the theme: “Beyond lectures, Training tools for new millennia” in which presentation were made by Vivek, CHRI on Police Training Tools, R.S. Mani, Senior Technical Director, NIC on “How to use National Knowledge Network”, Dr. B.K. Murthy, Executive Director, CDAC, Noida on “E-Learning”, Rahul Jain, Secretary Film and Cultural Society NE, Guwahati on “Documentary films as a tool for training”; Prof. Kapil Kumar, Director IGNOU on “Distance Learning”. Atul Karwal, IPS IG CRPF was the motivational speaker and delivered his speech on “Thinking Everest”.

The symposium was inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary.

He said that the training of police should be in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘SMART’ (S-Sensitive and Strict; M-Modern with Mobility; A- Alert and Accountable; R- Reliable and Responsive; T- Trained and Techno-savvy) police. He also emphasised upon the technology and computer related training to the police so as to enable it to meet the challenges posed by technology. (ANI)