Prime Minister Narendra Modi has fulfilled a promise made to the youth of northeastern states. On April 28, 437 jawans from the northeast will join the ranks of Delhi Police.
On November 30, 2014, PM Narendra Modi had said he wished that youth from the northeast be recruited in the Delhi Police.
Modi had made the promise at the closing function of Manipur Sangai Festival in Imphal.
He had said the world should know how youth from northeast could police the national capital.
MOVE TO CONVEY MESSAGE OF INTEGRATION OF NORTHEAST
He had sought to convey a message of integration and mainstreaming of the northeastern states.
The promise would be fulfilled after about two-and-a-half years.
This was informed by former BJP MP Tarun Vijay in a tweet.
Calling it a historic move, Tarun Vijay said it was a visionary step by PM Narendra Modi. He attributed the information to Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju. The Delhi Police is administered by the Home Ministry and Kiren Rijiju himself hails from the Northeast (Arunachal Pradesh).
- Tarun Vijay (@Tarunvijay) April 27, 2017
Besides integration, the recruitment of Northeastern jawans in Delhi Police will also boost the confidence of the people staying in the national capital. It will help in checking crimes against northeastern students and youths.
During his Imphal visit, PM Narendra Modi had also referred to a proposal which he had made as the then chief minister of Gujarat - that 200 women police personnel from each of the Northeastern states should be deployed in the state for two years. He said such steps would boost national integration.