Delhi Police today launched its Platinum Jubilee Logo at a glittering ceremony at Delhi Police Headquarters marking the beginning of a series of events this year to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee Year marking 75 years of glorious existence.
The Platinum Jubilee Logo was unveiled by Chief Guest Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, in the company of the Commissioner of Police, Shri Rakesh Asthana, in presence of former Commissioners of Police in Adarsh Auditorium of PHQ, Jai Singh Road.
With a heart rendering opening song by three members of Delhi Police orchestra who sang ‘Ae Malik Tere bande Hum…’, originally sung by the legend Bharat Ratna Smt. Lata Mangeskar, the function began with lighting of the Platinum Jubilee Lamp by Chief Guest and CP, Delhi followed by former Commissioners.
In his welcome address, Shri Rakesh Asthana, Commissioner of Police, Delhi, recounted the glorious history of Delhi Police through these years in becoming a most professional force in the service of citizens and emhasized that it has always learned and renovated itself in adapting to social change induced by economic and technological development and has never stopped learning to better its own standards and benchmarks. In this context he welcomed the Chief Guest and eminent speaker Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, to deliver the 1st ‘Delhi Police Learning Series Lecture’on the topic “Impact of Effective Policing on the Nation’s Economic Development”.
Addressing the gathering, Shri Amitabh Kant said that 75 years in the life of a police force was a very unique occasion. “The evolution of Delhi city as the national capital is organically linked to that of Delhi Police,” Shri Kant said, emphasizing that managing a city of over 3 crore population which is more than the combined population of 20 European nations is an extraordinarily challenging task and Delhi Police has excelled in its entrustment. He mentioned the work of Delhi Police during Covid-19 pandemic as “exemplary” and “a lesson for many countries to learn from”.
Stating that crime is the biggest issue in any society for ease of living, Shri Amitabh Kant outlined the importance of professional police for economic development of the nation. As Government of India looks to make India a manufacturing hub – an ‘Aspirational India’- with a vibrant economy surging past all records of growth and distribution, this cannot happen without a modern and forward looking police force. “Delhi Police is already seen as an efficient organization with its capabilities of security, crime control and fighting terror, along with an exemplary humane touch”, he said, and its success lies in its “agility and adaptability” in a dynamically changing technological and security environment. All institutions of government need to share the vision of government to bring about faster changes induced by technology in today’s world, he said.
Shri Kant emphasized on data to drive changes and data driven competitiveness to achieve efficiency and performance in crime control and prevention. The challenges posed by repeat offenders can be solved with data driven analysis and technological applications, he said. Delhi Police is data rich and can use this for predictive policing in crime and for intelligent traffic management, Shri Kant observed.
The Niti Aayog CEO also welcomed the higher presence of women in Delhi Police and congratulated Delhi Police’s efforts for making itself youth-friendly by means of YUVA initiative to provide skill-based training. “Other police forces of the country can learn from Delhi Police which is the pride of India,” he stated. He concluded his lecture saying “Police has to be an agent of change and not of status quo” in driving economic change and development by providing sound Law & Order and security.
75 Years of Glorious Service! #DelhiPolice commemorates its #PlatinumJubilee
Grand Celebrations begin with launch of logo & lecture series on Policing in the august presence of CP @CPDelhi & @NITIAayog CEO @amitabhk87, 8 former CPs and senior officers. #DelhiPoliceAt75 pic.twitter.com/ipj2flND08
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CP, Delhi Shri Rakesh Asthana presented a memento and the Delhi Police Platinum Jubilee Logo to Shri Amitabh Kant.
Eight former Police Commissioners attended the glittering programme along with serving & retired senior officers. Lectures on various topics of relevance by experts will be organized every month as a part of Platinum Jubilee Event wherein senior bureaucrats, industry notables and academicians will be invited to deliver ‘Delhi Police Learning Series Lectures’.