Mithali To Promote Cops Flags Off Visual Vans At DGP Office
Flags off audiovisual vans at DGP office
Indian women’s cricket captain Mithali Raj pledged to be available in any way to help the cause of the police saying her job was far easier than the challenges the cops face in safeguarding the life and property of the citizens.
Flagging off the audio-visual vans at DGP office here on Thursday, which would tour the Telangana districts to promote the second Indian Police Martyrs’ Memorial Run to be held by the Telangana police on October 15, Mithali said she read a lot of the sacrifices made by the Indian soldiers in protecting the borders, but it was a revelation after the visit to the DGP office to know the kind of struggle the cops face in discharging their duties round the clock.
The run would be held from People’s Plaza from 6.00 a.m. featuring 10K, 5K and 2K categories. “I feel honored and privileged to be associated with the campaign and like any other commoner, I too was not fully aware of the achievers in the Police Department. Sincerely, I take pride in being associated with this cause and will help in whatever way I can to let the police get the recognition they deserve,” Mithali said.
DGP Anurag Sharma reminded that every year, about 500 cops lose their life on duty and that the Telangana government has been magnanimous in giving a compensation of ₹40 lakh to the constables and ₹1 crore to the top police officers who sacrificed their lives on duty.
“The objective of organizing the martyrs’ run is to acknowledge their services and hope the response will be much bigger this time around, even as the first edition was itself a huge success,” the DGP said, after launching the website of the martyrs’ run.
City Police Commissioner Mahender Reddy launched the Facebook page of the run, while M. Gopi Krishna, IPS, launched its Twitter page.