BY PRACHETA GUPTA IN BANGALORE: It was a dream come true moment for two class 9 students suffering serious illnesses. Like Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor becoming one-day Chief Minister in the movie Nayak, these kids got a chance to become IPS officers.
Dressed in police uniforms these kids were appointed Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) for a few hours.
CK Baba, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) of Bengaluru’s south east division, shared photos of the children dressed in police clothes and commented, “A humbling day as I stood in attention to DCPs for the day. Courageous children, who are fighting a difficult disease and we played a small part in making their wish come true, albeit for a few hours only. Happiness unlimited for them and satisfaction for us.”
A humbling day as I stood in attention to DCPs for the day. Courageous children, who are fighting a difficult disease and we played a small part in making their wish come true, albeit for a few hours only. Happiness unlimited for them and satisfaction for us. pic.twitter.com/4oEFrDcPz9
— C K Baba, IPS (@DCPSEBCP) July 21, 2022
The 13-year-old boys were identified as Mohammed Salman and Mithilesh S. Acute lymphocytic leukaemia, a type of blood and bone marrow cancer that affects white blood cells, is what Mithilesh, a student at the Bommanahalli government school, is battling. Salman, a native of Kottayam in Kerala, is being treated for thalassemia, an inherited blood disorder that causes your body to have less haemoglobin than normal.
The Make A Wish foundation made the arrangement in an effort to aid the kids in visualising their ideal careers.
The youngsters can be seen seated in the chamber chair and wearing police uniforms, name plates, and headgear in photos posted by IPS officer CK Baba.
The students received salutes from all the officers when they entered the DCP’s office and also got a glimpse into a day in the life of an IPS officer by reading about the events of the day that were noted in an official book.
The youngsters, who aspired to be IPS officers, “played the DCP of the South-East Division in the Koramangala office as part of the program,” according to C. K.
THE BOYS WANTED TO BE POLICE OFFICERS, BUT WHY?
Mithilesh believes that police can impose order on society, which is why he wants to become one. Salman, though, had a different justification. The kid was affected by the respect police gained and the responsibility they took on after witnessing a police rescue effort after a bridge collapsed in Illikkal village near Kottayam two years prior.
Salman and Mithilesh received a briefing on the program’s activities and exercises and even went to the police station as part of the DCP’s regular duties.
The two boys heard the complaint and gave the required instructions after the station employees presented a case of domestic abuse.
The two boys ate lunch with the police personnel and received gifts from the staff as souvenirs.