While the Police force in the state face the brunt of public ire and criticism or receive brickbats in their official duties from all and sundry for good or wrong reasons, the exemplary and dedicated services of the Police men always go unnoticed,reports
Caring hands for mother:
Senior civil Police Officer C.A. Sajeev feeding an old woman at the feast after safety awareness programme conducted by Thenhippalm Police for the senior citizens. Thenhipalam Sub Inspector Binu Thomas is also seen.
The Thenhippalm Police in Malappuram district located on the Calicut University campus have set a different example of “Janamaithri” for the safety of the elderly people under the police station limits by a slew of projects aimed at rendering protection and care for them.
The Thenhipalam Police, always in the forefront of ensuring the safety and dignity of the senior citizens, under the auspices of Janamaithri started a novel initiative ” With Love, Care and Protection” for the elderly in their jurisdiction.
All the Policemen in the station take part in the unique project to help elderly even beyond their hectic call of duty.
As part of the various measures to provide constant care and protection to the elderly, the Thenhipalam Police conducted a safety awareness programme.
Narly 80 senior citizens from Thenhipalam, Chelembra, Pallikkal and Peruvallur Panchayats took part in the program. Of the participants, 76 were women. Most of them were living alone in their houses due to various reasons.
The event was really unforgettable for the elderly as they felt that they are not alone in the fag end of their lives with the love, care and support showered on them by the police men and their families at the get-together.
The Thenhipalam police organized this program to instil confidence and courage among the elderly and to make them feel that they do not feel lonely in their lives, stealing their hearts.
The cops too were found to be a very happy lot in the program conducted.
Even Policemen were seen feeding food to the elderly at the feast that followed the meeting
Jaleel Thottathil, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Malappuram inaugurated the program. He has said that the Police would ensure all protection to the elderly people. The elderly can approach the Police for any sort of help at any time, said the DYSP.
Thenhipalam Inspector G. Balachandran presided over the meeting.
Snehitha Gender Helpline Co-ordinator T.P.Prameela led the awareness class on society’s care on elderly.
P. Midhuna, P.K. Ramla, Safiya Rasak, Panchayat Presidents, Sub Inspector Binu Thomas, T.K. Radhakrishnan, P. Abdurahiman and M.Subramanyan spoke.
Eye test was conducted for the senior citizens. Blankets were also provided to them on the occasion. The Police also provided sumptous feast for the elderly
Bell of Faith
In order to ensure safety of the seniors in the wake of increasing violence against elderly people who are alone at home, the Kerala Police has launched Bell of Faith that aims to offer immediate help to senior citizens in case of any emergency services or health issues.
Through a team of volunteers staying nearby, an elderly person can now seek instant support. Under this project, remote control devices will be provided to senior citizens staying alone and they can call for help with the press of a button.
Similarly, Janamaithri Suraksha Project of Kerala Police is a path breaking project which aims to effectively bridge the gap between police and public through participation of citizens in matters of crime prevention, intelligence sharing and prioritizing policing areas at the level of police beats. Designated, well trained male and female beat officers directly interact with each and every family and citizen in their beat and develop familiarity with the happenings in the locality
With such progressive measures with the participation of people their implementation, the Kerala Police has ensured safety and dignity to the senior citizens to a good extent.