Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an announcement of a new national honor for national unity on the pattern of Padma awards; the official statement was said on Sunday.
The award would be given every year to anyone who would contribute to national unity in any way. PM Modi took inspiration from Sardar Patel who contributed towards the unification of the country.
The announcement was made during the annual conference of Director Generals of police and inspector general’s of police held at Kevadiya in Narmada district of Gujarat, which is near the statue of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, Country’s first home minister.
A commemorative postal stamp was also released by PM Modi on the National Police Memorial and also a special issue of Indian police journal on police martyrdom was made, which was published by the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BRR&D), further The prime minister also suggested that the police forces may organize a parade of about three or four states close to Patel’s statue, called ” the statue of unity “, on Patel’s birthday on October 31 of every year, and this day will be observed as National Unity Day.
The prime minister also launched a cybercrime or cyber security system which contains a website of the cyber Coordination Centre, a one-stop solution for all cyber-related issues.
The statement further said, the center will also be a bridge between law enforcement agencies and it will also help to communicate the academia and private cyber security professionals.
This three-day conference was also focused on the solution of any cyber crime in the country and on improving the police forces to stop or investigate efficiently on any cyber-related criminal or fraud acts.
The statement also said that Sardar Patel was the one who inaugurated the first conference of inspector general’s of Police in Delhi when he was the home minister of the country in 1948. Thus making Sardar Patel’s message of national unity an underlying theme of the conference.
The conference concluded with Modi parsing the contribution of the police forces, and to further improve it.