Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the police to ensure the welfare, peace, and security of the people, and be their friend in need.
“You’re the police of the people, it’s your responsibility to ensure their welfare, peace and security,” she said.
The prime minister was addressing the passing-out parade of the 36th BCS batch of assistant superintendents of police (ASPs) at the Bangladesh Police Academy in Sardah of Rajshahi.
She also asked the police officials to build themselves as the “friends of people when they are in danger”. “You must discharge your duties sincerely.”
Hasina said her government has advanced the country and was working to take it further forward. “We’ll build the country as Golden Bangladesh as dreamed by the Father of the Nation. So, it’s essential to ensure peace and security.
“The police are efficiently performing their duties and for that we’ve been able to eliminate militancy and contain terrorism. The drive against narcotics is going on and it’ll continue so that these ‘dark issues’ are removed from the country,” she said.
She instructed the new ASPs to perform their duties with utmost honesty, sincerity and devotion, and uphold the glorious role of the members of Bangladesh Police played during the Liberation War and meet the expectations of the people.
She distributed medals among Mohammad Salahuddin, Mohammad Khairul Kabir, Saiful Islam Khan, and Mohammad Abdullah and for their outstanding performances in different fields of the course.
Hasina mentioned that the government introduced “999” emergency service and people were getting the help.
Probationary officer Sarmin Akter Chumki conducted the parade as its commander.
Some 117 ASPs, including 17 female ones, took part in the training.
The prime minister later planted sapling of a mango tree on the academy campus.
Ministers, parliament members, diplomats of different countries, high civil and military officials were present on the occasion.