In an usual event at Rajarathinam Stadium in Chennai, Chief Minister M.K. Stalin received the renowned “President’s Colours” for the Tamil Nadu Police from Vice-President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu. One of the very few law enforcement agencies in the nation to be awarded the coveted “President’s Colours” is the Tamil Nadu Police. To commemorate the achievement, Mr. Stalin declared that each police officer in the service would get a medal.
- One of the very few police departments in the nation to be awarded the coveted “President’s Colours” is the Tamil Nadu Police.
- While late leader M. Karunanidhi was the Chief Minister, the “President’s Colours” for the Tamil Nadu Police were approved as early as August 19, 2009. However, it has taken all these years for them to be presented.
- Speaking at the event, Mr. Naidu claimed that the Tamil Nadu Police was among the best in the nation and was renowned for providing exemplary service. He acknowledged that Tamil Nadu was home to the nation’s first women’s commando unit, but said that “a lot remains to be done to give them equal opportunities” and encouraged police officers to be “particularly sensitive” to crimes against women.
- Additionally, Mr. Naidu urged the police to combat contemporary crimes including internet fraud and cybercrime. He also applauded the Tamil Nadu administration for offering accommodation options for law enforcement officers in the State.
- Shankar Jiwal, the chief of the Chennai Police, and Director-General of Police C. Sylendra Babu also addressed the gathering. The Vice President was welcomed by the CM, Chief Secretary V. Irai Anbu, Home Secretary K. Phanindra Reddy, DGP, and Chennai Police Commissioner when the cavalcade entered the stadium earlier.
The State Disaster Response Force, Commandos, Coastal Security Group, and the Nilgiris police contingents reviewed the Guard of Honour after the chief guest had taken the formal salute. At the ceremony, the Tamil Nadu Police Pipe Band also put on a magnificent performance. The parade’s commander was IPS officer A. Pradeep.
Important Takeaways For All Competitive Exams:
- Vice-President of India: M. Venkaiah Naidu
- Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu: M.K. Stalin
- Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu: V. Irai Anbu
- Home Secretary of Tamil Nadu: K. Phanindra Reddy