09-10-2017 09:30 AM | Lathika Saju | My Indian Dream
Efforts to make country’s coasts safe and secure
The country’s first “Marine Police Training Institute” is set to come up at the newly created Dev Bhoomi Dwarka district of Gujarat. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday made the announcement during his two-day tour of Gujarat.
On reaching Gujarat, Modi visited the Dwarkadish temple at Dwarka and offered prayers. Later, he gave a speech at the cricket ground in the temple town where a large number of people had gathered. Addressing the crowd, Modi said that the country’s first and biggest institute that will be train marine police from across the country will be set up at Dev Bhoomi Dwarka. He said that it will come up near Modak.
Modi asserted that for better security of the country’s coasts, it is essential to modernize our marine police force. He added that the training will be different compared to the training to the police force because they will be connected to providing security within 5 kilometers boundary along the coastline.
The PM said that the training rendered to the marine police force will be as efficient and advanced as the training received by the Indian Air Force pilots at Jamnagar. During the visit, PM Modi also laid the foundation stones of four National Highway project costing Rs 5825 crore.