Kathmandu, October 28
In a bid to create peaceful and secure society, Nepal Police today launched Community-Police partnership programme across the country.
The programme was formally inaugurated at the same time in all seven provinces. Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa inaugurated the programme amidst a function in the capital.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Minister Thapa said the programme would help control increasing cases of violence against women and criminal activities. “It is now time to organise awareness programmes in each wards of the local levels and youths have to act like police without uniform to make the programme successful,” he added.
He also said the government’s goal of ‘Prosperous Nepal – Happy Nepalis’ could be achieved only after controlling crime.
IGP Sarbendra Khanal said for the success of the programme they would coordinate with local levels in the first phase. The programme will mainly focus on community security issues.
Khanal also said of the total 753 local bodies, Nepal Police had signed a memorandum of understanding with 166 local bodies to implement the programme.
Kathmandu Metropolis Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya said they were excited to work with Nepal police to curb crime in the city.
A version of this article appears in print on October 29, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.