The responsibility of the police and the sensitivity of the job has changed manifold in tune with changing times, said Delhi's Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday.
Addressing 2339 trainee constables after they had taken oath and joined the police service at the Delhi Police Training Centre (PTC) here, Jung cautioned them to be mentally prepared to shoulder the huge responsibility while meeting the rising expectations of the nation.
"Once you take oath, you have neither any religion, region, caste and creed," he advised them.
Jung also gave away trophies to the best performers, including Meenu, who was declared the all round best constable.
The police aims to give service and provide peace, said Special Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi, while explaining the different, but tough training process through which the trainees had passed through for their all round physical, mental and spiritual development.
The trainees on joining the job hopefully would make a difference in the national capital, he said.
Talking to ANI, Meenu reflected, grit and determination to achieve her life goals.
She described being named the all rounder best constable, as "Sone pe Suhaga".
Clearly reflecting the unemployment problem in the country, the 2339 newly trained police constables include one MBA, 7 B.Techs, 2 MSc, 27 M.A., 10 M.Com, 21 B.Ed, 35 B.Sc, 32 BCA, 22 BBA, 20 B Com, 791 B.A. and the rest +2 and 10+ pass, as their joined the uniformed service after taking oath.
Aware of the hazards of the police service, Meenu, the eldest of two daughters of a Delhi cop, says she had no hesitation in joining the service after completing her diploma in education.
Selected from among 7 lakh applicants from all over the country, Meenu during her nine-month training did her best in written and physical tests.
Blaming lack of public awareness for the blame that the police get, she said that though the Delhi Police arrested all the accused in the December 16, 2012 Delhi gang rape case, it was always at the receiving end.
She strongly pitched for mass awareness about crime and women's safety, but outrightly rejected the view that capital punishment would end crime.
Women should be careful about not relying upon everyone and know some self defence technique to protect themselves, she said.
Asked about the aim of her life, she said that she would love to join the Indian Adminstrative Service.
"I did my best during training without expecting the result and I shall strive hard to crack the UPSC examination, said, Meenu, who is pursuing her B.Sc. now.
The event was attended by senior central and state government officials, besides top police officers, including Joint Commissioner of Police (Training) Robin Hibu and families of the trainees. By Pradeep Kumar (ANI)