As part of the exercise to foster good police-public relationship, the Coimbatore City Police began a drive to sponsor education of poor children on Wednesday.With the help of charitable trusts, the 15 police stations in the city will extend financial aid to two children each to carry on with their education.
“An educated society can ensure a crime-free atmosphere,” said P. Sivanandi, Commissioner of Police, Coimbatore City, on Wednesday while distributing Rs. 2.06 lakh collected so far.
People need not look at police with fear, he said adding that this exercise was aimed at bringing out the humane face of the police force by displaying compassion and concern.It would help people repose confidence in the police. Police stations should not any longer look like interrogation centres. The police force should get the image of a social institution.
A total of 32 poor children studying in Standard V to college were being adopted. He said that the City Police on consultation with the Government will evolve a policy/programme for creating a corpus fund for continuing this gesture.
He wanted the sponsors and donors to make sure that the number of children adopted increased in the years to come.A sum of Rs. 20,000 was given to P. Umamaheswari of Ramanathapuram police station limits to pursue B.Sc Biotech course.
Abdul Rahim (10) and Abdul Rashid (6), whose family was killed in a road accident at Palladam recently, were given Rs. 7,000 to pursue school education. Of the 32 students adopted, 18 were girls.Deputy Commissioners of Police K. Shanmugavel (Law and Order), P. Nagarajan (Headquarters), N. Kamini (Crime and Traffic) and all Assistant Commissioners of Police attended the function.