PM Modi to visit Gwalior on Jan 6

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 31 Dec 2017 12:25:45

By Dr Satyaprakash Sharma,


Dec 30,

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate all-India conference of DGPs and IGPs to be held at Border Security Force (BSF) Academy, Tekanpur, district Gwalior of Madhya Pradesh on January 6. The all-India DGP-IGP conference which will be held from January 6 to 8, is likely to be addressed by the Prime Minister.

In this regard, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, on Saturday, reached Gwalior on a transit visit. During his short visit, he conducted a review meeting at Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia Air Terminal, Gwalior, with the officers of central armed police forces like BSF, CISF, CRPF etc. regarding Prime Minister’s visit. After taking meeting, he flew to Orchha Ram temple in Tikamgarh district by the BSF’s chopper.

Apart from the Prime Minister, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Ministers of State for Home and other senior functionaries from security agencies will also be present here during the conference. An estimated gathering of 250 senior IPS officers, including Director General and Inspector General of Police, from across the country will hear Prime Minister Narendra Modi address on ‘internal security’ and on the ‘negative impact of social media among the young children’.

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will also address the gathering on cross-border terrorism. Talking to ‘The Hitavada’, Additional District Magistrate, Gwalior, Shivraj Singh said, “Administration is making security arrangements for Prime Minister’s expected visit. However, the confirmation is yet to come.” Modi does not want such high-level security conferences to be held only in New Delhi. Because he wants to enhance the importance of the police in smaller towns as well. 

This is only the fourth time since Independence that the conference is being held outside Delhi besides Guwahati in 2014, in Gujarat in the year 2015 and in Hyderabad in the year 2016. The idea of holding the meeting of police chiefs outside the national capital was mooted by PM Modi after he assumed power in 2014. This would be Modi’s first visit to Gwalior.

“The 52nd annual DGPs conference is scheduled on January 6-8 at BSF Academy, Tekanpur”, said Anil Kumar, Inspector General Gwalior Zone.The Madhya Pradesh Police is apparently on a desperate hunt for 100 ‘clean’ policemen to be deployed for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Gwalior’s visit. This special-100 would have to be fit. Moreover, they should not have any inquiry pending against them. “We have almost identified the team from different police stations,” said an officer.