GUWAHATI: Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said that the police forces of the state, starting from the bottom to its top officials, have made an extraordinary contribution in tackling the flood, erosion, landslides, storm, Baghjan disaster and the Covid-19 pandemic apart from maintaining its routine law and order issues.
Inaugurating the newly constructed building of the historic Panbazar police station on Thursday, Sonowal said, “Every peace-loving people of the state must recognise the extraordinary contribution made by the police forces. Despite its limitation in numbers, the police forces have been showcasing courage and determination to safeguard the greater interest of the people of Assam during the hard times.”
The chief minister also categorically lauded the police department for its personnel have made voluntarily donation of plasma for treating the Covid-19 positive patients. “Your sense of discipline and responsibility is extraordinary. You have not only recovered from the Covid-19 but also helped others to get cured by donating plasma,” Sonowal said.
He also appealed the police forces to showcase intelligence, good manners and attitude towards the visitors. “Your behaviour reflects the culture and principles of the people of Assam,” he said.
Sonowal also praised the role of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for upgrading the infrastructure of Guwahati city. “He (Prime Minister Modi) had prioritised and considered Guwahati as one of the smart cities of India in the first phase in 2014. It is time that we take advantage of this recognition and build Guwahati as one of the distinguished cities not only in Northeast but also in the entire Southeast Asia region,” he added.