Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Students interact with police officers at PHQ


Young students in the age group of 4-12 from Bumblebee Inclusive School Kohima paid a “learning visit” to Police Headquarters (PHQ) and held an interactive session with the police officers and personnel, here on Monday.
The interactive session was held with an aim to bridge the gap between the police and the public, and to inspire students.
Addressing the students during the interactive session, additional director general of police (ADGP) Renchamo Kikon pointed out that while interaction between police and students were not new, it was the first time that students had taken a tour to the PHQ. He said one of the core objectives of the state police was to build connections between the public and uniformed personnel and expressed hope that the visit would be of help in building trust between the two.
ADGP said there was a need to dispel bad public opinion of uniformed service and therefore he said, such visit help break the barrier.
Renchamo lauded the school for providing an equal platform for children especially those with disabilities, which, he said was essential for creating an inclusive society.
In a short speech, principal of the school, Kopele Tepa said the purpose of the visit was not merely taking children out for leisure but to expose them to real live interactions with keepers of law and order.
She said although it was important to learn academic syllabi in school, it was also equally important to learn in real time.
Various units under the director general of police (DGP) Nagaland, including District Executive Force (DEF), Nagaland Armed Police (NAP), Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB), traffic police, tourist police, Dog Squad and guard of honour made special presentations for the students.
Later, an interactive session was held where students asked questions including how it felt to be a police personnel, how they arrested criminals, how they trained their dogs and how to become a police officer.
The police officers took turns to respond to all the queries. It may be mentioned that the visiting students included children with disabilities and young students.