“What is the value of education which does not inculcate passion and fearlessness for setting right what is wrong.” – Kiran Bedi
Sixty students of SAI International School got a wonderful opportunity to visit the Nandankanan Police Station as part of the ‘Know Your Police” Initiative on Saturday, September 8, 2018. They were warmly greeted by Shri Satyajit Mohanty, Police Commissioner Bhubaneswar-Cuttack, Shri Anup Sahoo, DCP Bhubaneswar, Shri Akhileshvar Singh, DCP Cuttack, Shri Sri Rabindranath Meher, Inspector-in-Charge, Nandankanan Police Station and other Police Personnel.
Shri Mohanty briefed the students on the role, responsibility and objectives of being a Policeman. He also outlined the Organisational structure of the Police Commissionerate, its strength, as well as a gave a statistical picture of the crime rate in the Country and State. He also outlined the various trainings taken by various levels of Police.
Students had a marvelous time visiting the various departments of the Police Station. They got to know the procedure to file a FIR, visited the VHF Record Room, got to see how signals are sent, got a glimpse of the ammunition room, saw the Malkhana which houses the various seized products, and finally, the Lock up rooms. Each of the man in uniform patiently answered the various eager queries of the students and guided them on the processes followed in the Police Station.
This was followed by a question and answer session where Shri Mohanty answered to the queries of the students. He lauded the students for an encouraging response. In one of the query, he said that, “We are adopting the Best Practices from across the World and have initiated the User-Friendly Desk followed by Scotland Yard”. He also spoke about the difficulties faced by Police and advised the students to become Law abiding citizens. He talked about the steps taken by the department like organizing awareness camps, open meetings, campaign through schools, websites etc, to save the people from the Blues Whale and subsequently the Momo game.
Chairman Dr. Bijoy K Sahoo congratulated the Police department for the great initiative and suggested to initiate a student-police connect starting from SAI International School, to train students in lines of a Police Officer as it is done for National Cadet Corps.
In a bid to sensitise school children on Police department and help them to wipe away the fear for Police from their mind, the Police Commissionerate has initiated the ‘Know your Police’ campaign. School students are invited to get a guided tour of their nearby Police Station and gain a first-hand knowledge on policing. They are also encouraged to ask questions and briefed on penal provisions and made familiar to terms like Station Dairy, FIR, Charge-Sheet, Final Report and Court Trail.