Drumbeats and trumpets marked the passing-out parade of recruit police constables at Temporary Police Training School in Tiruchi on Monday. Parents and relatives of the recruits watched with awe and pride as the recruits synchronously marched across the grounds to signify their passing out of the training. Apart from the customary parade march, the recruits engaged in activities such as presenting arms, skill display in martial arts, mass P.T, and other professional skills.

“The recruits reported to us on February 17 this year and in the past six months, we have trained them in the best possible way. Now, they are passing out as smart young recruits,” said Superintendent of Police Rajeshwari, principal of the training school.

A total of 234 recruits passed out from the training school. They have received training in yoga, martial arts, swimming, driving, computer skills, fingerprinting, photography, usage of walkie-talkie, shooting, and all the related skills.

The chief guest, Shailesh Kumar Yadav, Commissioner of Police, gave away the awards and medals to the best recruits.

P.Logesh received the best all-rounder award as well as the first prize in legal training. P. Vinodkumar received the first prize in parade march and A.Dineshbabu bagged the first prize in firing.

“Fitness is essential to us in this field as is discipline and effectiveness. You should ensure that you use lathi and other weapons given to you in a lawful manner based on the guidelines and when deemed necessary,” said Mr. Yadav. He said that police personnel should prevent offences and ensure proper crime control.

THANJAVUR: Police personnel should maintain good physique till they retire from service said P.Kannappan, Inspector General of police, Intelligence, here on Monday.

Speaking at the new recruits passing out parade here, Mr.Kannappan said that the personnel, after their seven month training, are in great shape.

“You should maintain this till your retirement. For that you should take good and healthy food and do regular exercise,” he advised. “You should be courteous to the members of the public while on bandobust duty. G.Dharmaraj, Superintendent of Police and Principal of Police Training School, said that 194 policemen were passing out on Monday. They were trained in striking force, riot control, bomb detection, and rifle shooting. Maheshan, Dy.SP and vice-principal of training school, spoke.