Nepal | June 04, 2020

‘Police My Friend’ campaign begins

Rastriya Samachar Samiti
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Police My Friend launch in Chitwan

Security personnel take out a rally to mark the nationwide launch of the ‘Police My Friend’ campaign by Nepal Police, in Bharatpur of Chitwan, on Monday, July 11, 2016. Photo: RSS

KATHMANDU: Nepal Police has launched the ‘Police My Friend’ campaign on Monday as per the government’s annual policy and programme for the new fiscal year.

The campaign was launched in all 75 districts simultaneously.

Now, all the community-focused activities and programmes of Nepal Police would be incorporated in the new campaign.

The campaign aims to maintain law and order through prevention of crimes, accidents and social anomalies and by making police public-friendly by means of community contact at the community level and at schools throughout the country.

It also aims to enhance prestige of the police organisation and establishing contacts accordingly in the society. Before this, Nepal Police had started the ‘Service with Smile’ campaign to reach out to the public.

Home Minister Shakti Bahadur Basnet inaugurates 'Police My Friend' campaign by Nepal Police

Home Minister Shakti Bahadur Basnet inaugurates the ‘Police My Friend’ campaign, launched by the Nepal Police in 75 districts simultaneously, amid a special programme at the Nepal Police Club in Bhrikutimandap, on Monday, July 11, 2016. Photo Courtesy: Nepal Police

Launching the campaign, Home Minister Shakti Bahadur Basnet expressed that the campaign would contribute to enhancing the role of police in society.

“It will contribute much to maintaining peace and security at the citizens’ level and to the development at the societal level,” the Home Minister stated.

He also directed police officials to lay emphasis on an effective implementation of the campaign rather than limiting it in slogans only. Minister Basnet also hoped that quality results would be achieved if the campaign was linked to all other programmes of the police.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Upendra Kant Aryal assured that the police organisation would abide by rules and procedures rather the command of any person. He argued that the campaign would narrow down the gap between the expectation of the public and services of the police.

Similarly, culture expert Satya Mohan Joshi stressed including such campaign in the school curriculum.

On the occasion, Minister Basnet had awarded Head Constable Rudra Kumal and Constable Sandip Kumal with a cash prize as they had courageously rescued the landslide affected locals of Ri village in the Dhading district.

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