Kathmandu, July 11, 2016:Â Nepal Police has launched the â€˜Police My Friendâ€™ campaign as the government had announced while presenting the annual policy and programme for the next fiscal year, on Monday.
The campaign was launched in all 75 districts simultaneously.
Now, all the community-focused activities and programmes of Nepal Police would be incorporated in the new campaign.
The campaign aims to maintain law and order through prevention of crimes, accidents and social anomalies and by making police public-friendly by means of community contact at the community level and at schools throughout the country.
It also aims to enhance prestige of the police organisation and establishing contacts accordingly in the society. Before this, Nepal Police had started the â€˜Service with Smileâ€™ campaign to reach out to the public.
Launching the campaign, Home Minister Shakti Bahadur Basnet expressed that the campaign would contribute to enhancing the role of police in society.
â€œIt will contribute much to maintaining peace and security at the citizensâ€™ level and to the development at the societal level,â€ the Home Minister stated.
He also directed police officials to lay emphasis on an effective implementation of the campaign rather than limiting it in slogans only. Minister Basnet also hoped that quality results would be achieved if the campaign was linked to all other programmes of the police.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Upendra Kant Aryal assured that the police organisation would abide by rules and procedures rather the command of any person. He argued that the campaign would narrow down the gap between the expectation of the public and services of the police.
Similarly, culture expert Satya Mohan Joshi stressed including such campaign in the school curriculum.
On the occasion, Minister Basnet had awarded Head Constable Rudra Kumal and Constable Sandip Kumal with a cash prize as they had courageously rescued the landslide affected locals of Ri village in the Dhading district.
On the occasion the music video â€œPrahari Mero Sathi: Police My Friend,â€ portraying the efforts of Nepal Police in different times of crisis and the roles played by the institution to maintain a society free of crimes was also launched.