Amidst the ongoing 21-day nationwide lockdown personnel from the Mumbai police, have been patrolling the near empty city streets keeping their eyes peeled for potential violators. The past 10 days of lockdown have put an enormous strain on the city’s police force, especially the constabulary who have been putting in over 24-hour long shifts, and potentially exposing themselves to the deadly corona virus.
It is in this backdrop that Congress General Secretary Vijaykumar Kanojia and volunteers, Block President Pradeep Verma, Arvind Gupta, Dinesh Jaiswal distributed refreshment packages to the personnel from the Powai police station who are physically manning the recently cordoned off zones. Speaking about the initiative Kanojia said, “Police personnel from the Rambaug (Powai) Police station have been pulling in insanely long shifts often extending 24 hours during this lockdown, yet the police constables on the ground are not being acknowledged for their tireless efforts. We felt that it was our moral duty to do our part in helping the police officials remain energised during their shifts and so that they feel acknowledged and motivated to their job!”
Showcasing his support for the initiative Powai’s top cop, Senior Police Inspector (Sr. PI) Sudhakar Kamble said, “This is a welcome initiative and one that was much needed. Our police staff are putting in a lot of effort to maintain law and order in these challenging times and such a gesture serves to improve morale.”
The group did not stop only with policemen but went on to distribute essential goods to those in need. The group distributed essential grocery kits to over 350 residents comprising of 80 families. The kits comprised of 5 kilograms of rice, 5kg flour, 3 kg lentils and a litre of oil. The overall response to the initiative was immensely positive with more such initiatives being the need of the hour.