Bhopal:Wednesday, April 23:The Chief Minister , Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan would hold direct dialogue with the members of Gram and Nagar Suraksha Samitis on April 24 with a view to promoting community policing and its effective implementation. Probably, Shri Chouhan is the first Chief Minister, who would be face-to-face with members of these committees. The occasion would be the first state-level workshop of Gram and Nagar Suraksha Samitis tp be held at the state capital on April 24 where the Chief Minister, Shri Chouhan would address the participants. Over ten thousand members of these samitis from all over the state would take part in the workshop.It may be mentioned that Madhya Pradesh is the first state where community police has been given statutory status. Madhya Pradesh Gram Tatha Nagar Suraksha Adhiniyam was implemented in the state in 2003. At present 48,486 Gram Suraksha Samitis are in operation in all the 48 districts. The samitis have over five lakh members. Similarly, 5721 Nagar Suraksha Samitis with 69 thousand members are also active. These samitis are carrying out various responsibilities.
This state-level training workshop would be held in two rounds at Lal Parade Ground in Motilal Nehru Stadium. The first round would begin at 11 a.m. where participants would be imparted training for being sensitive towards women, children, old people and members of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes apart from dissemination of information to the members about the laws concerning these sections of society. Detailed discussions would also be held on crime research, investigation of crimes and collection of information. The participants would also be made aware of issues related to rural development and help to the handicapped persons.
The second round of the workshop would start at 4 p.m. where the Chief Minister, Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and the Home Minister , Shri Himmat Kothari would address the participants. Director General of Police Shri A.R. Pawar and other senior police officers would also be present. Additional Director General of Police, Intelligence Shri Surendra Singh and I.G. of Bhopal range, Dr Shailendra Shrivastava, who is incharge of workshop organisation, are monitoring the preparations constantly. Department of Public Relations is also organising an exhibition at the venue of the workshop.
Gram and Nagar Suraksha Samitis are playing important role in Madhya Pradesh including maintaining law and order, internal national security and maintaining communal harmony. These samitis are extending large-scale cooperation to police force. These samitis have been constituted with a view to dealing with law and order problems, eradicating dacoity, maintaining peace and harmony on the occasions of festivals, serving of summons, helping in redressal of crimes against women, children and members of minority communities, scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and eradicating of evils from the society.
Those dedicated and alert villagers and citizens are included in these samitis who are eager to contribute their mite in making society safe and secure. These members help police a great lot in prevention of crimes. Their contribution in night patrolling is very important. Efforts are under way for systematic training to the members of these committees and this unique experiment is being undertaken with the same purpose. This workshop is an important initiative in encouraging members of these samiti.