Senior police officers discuss developing a road map to achieve excellence in police training 

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New Delhi, October 28 : The 34th National Symposium of Heads of Police Training Institutions is being held here. The two days National Symposium is being conducted for the first time in New Delhi. The National Symposium is a forum to discuss, deliberate and chalk out a roadmap for Police Training in India. It also provides an opportunity to learn from each other by understanding the best practices being followed in other states/units.

More than 50 senior police officers of the rank of DGPs/ ADGPs/ IGPs/ of the states, UTs, CBI, NIA, BSF, CRPF and other Para Military 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 first day of the Symposium, many eminent speakers shared their views and delivered their address.

Shri 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 Shri Vivek, CHRI on Police Training Tools, Shri 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”, Shri 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”. Shri Atul Karwal, IPS IG CRPF was the motivational speaker and delivered his speech on “Thinking Everest”.

The Symposium was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary earlier the day. In his inaugural address, he said that the training of police should be in line with Prime Minister Shri 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.

The symposium will continue on 29th October, 2015 and the senior police officers, in 3 separate sessions, will deliberate on Building Institutions of Excellence and their management, Training capacity augmentation, new techniques and methodologies of physical training and also the Best training practices that have yielded excellent results in various police training institutions.