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Jayalalithaa tells police to achieve more Jayalalithaa tells police to achieve more

`AFFECTIONATE COMMAND': Chief Minister Jayalalithaa presenting the colours to the women police battalion on the occasion of its first raising day in Chennai on Monday. — Photo: V. Ganesan

`AFFECTIONATE COMMAND': Chief Minister Jayalalithaa presenting the colours to the women police battalion on the occasion of its first raising day in Chennai on Monday. — Photo: V. Ganesan  

"Constant steps being taken to modernise force" "The State Government constantly takes steps to modernise force"

Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: : Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said on Monday that with the State Government constantly taking steps to modernise its police force, she hoped the personnel would aim for more achievements.

At a function to mark the first raising day of the women police battalion, Ms. Jayalalithaa said the State could develop only if law and order was maintained. To strengthen the force, the Government was providing it modern gadgets and other facilities. "My affectionate command will be you should achieve more," she said.

The Chief Minister said that whatever be the task — the Mahamakam festival at Kumbakonam, election duty or rescue and relief when the tsunami struck — the personnel brought glory to the women police.

She said her long-term plan was to make Chennai the eastern gateway of India. As part of the plan for comprehensive development of the city, she brought police stations, which were in the Chengalpattu East police district, under the Chennai police commissionerate.

Director-General of Police A.X. Alexander said the women police battalion was the first such unit to be created in any State.

Inspector-General of Police M. Balachandran spoke.

A skill display, gymnastics and mass band by the personnel added glitter to the function.

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