Gurugram, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday that Student Police Cadet (SPC) programme will be first implemented in government schools of the country.
On this occasion, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that preference would be given to SPC Cadets in the Haryana Police recruitment drive in future.Mr Singh was addressing the students at the national roll out of SPC programme at Gurugram on Saturday.
The Home Minister said that a sum of Rs 67 crore had been released to the states for implementation of the programme.
An amount of Rs 50,000 would be given to each school to be spent on educational aids, training and contingency. It would be carried out on pilot basis in all states and Union Territories.
Congratulating the Haryana Government, especially Mr Khattar, for grand hosting of national roll out of SPC, the Union Home Minister said that the objective of the programme was to instill values in students and to make them responsible, disciplined, virtuous and future citizens with character, besides starting strong interface between students and police. This would help in getting assistance from citizens for ensuring peace and public safety in the society.
He said that feeling of social commitment would be generated among youths which would help them in keeping themselves away from crime and other social evils like drug abuse, alcohol, intolerance and vandalism.
Describing children as future of the nation, he urged the cadets to participate with utmost zeal and dedication in SPC programme so as to make a new, prosperous and strong nation.
Mr Singh said that SPC programme would also build a strong foundation of harmonious relationship between police and public and help in making peaceful and prosperous society. Apart from this, Police Department could also get assistance in knowing about the expectations of youth from it and can improve it’s image, he added.