In an effort to strengthen policing and make it extra child-friendly, Sundergarh police, led by District SP Sagarika Nath, launched “Let’s learn this Independence Day”, with the purpose of mending the public-police divide.
The initiative relies on the idea that “Data is the trail to actual freedom.”
Odisha Increased Schooling Minister Arun Sahu, within the presence of District Collector Nikhil Pawan and Police SP Sagarika Nath, launched ‘Anand Ghar,’ a child-friendly studying and exercise centre, at reserve police strains in Sankara on Sunday.
The design of ‘Anand Ghar’ was rigorously thought of when it comes to making a child-friendly ambiance.
Given the significance of a kid’s room’s inside design within the formation of his or her persona, additional consideration was given to its design, portray, displaying wall kinds for youths, and youngsters’s paintings.
Chatting with India Right now TV, Sundergarh Police Superintendent of Police (SP) Sagarika Nath mentioned, “Data is true energy. With this initiative, I want to encourage children to learn extra, study extra, and make extra knowledgeable selections about their future.”
“I additionally hope that children see the police as allies somewhat than antagonists,” Sagarika Nath added.
The ‘Anand Ghar’ idea has been carried out as a pilot mission at reserve police strains in Sankara, Kutra, Badgaon, Birmitrapur, and Sadar police stations within the district.
“Following that, each different police station will probably be remodelled right into a child-friendly police station in shut coordination with the district administration, relying on the system’s responsiveness and effectivity,” Sagarika Nath mentioned.
The ‘Anand Ghar’ centre will home studying and exercise rooms, in addition to laptop methods, books, magazines, and different studying supplies. It can even have web connectivity, permitting kids to entry e-Studying.
Every police station’s ‘Anand Ghar’ will probably be geared up with child-friendly infrastructure, decor, and toys. It can additionally embody kid-friendly leisure supplies corresponding to card and board video games, colouring and sketchbooks and so on.
To encourage children of all ages to learn, every “Anand Ghar” could have a library with fiction, nonfiction, bestsellers, and encyclopaedias in each English and Odia.
“I was afraid of listening to the identify of the police station, however now I stay up for coming over right here. We’re having a good time right here with our mates,” mentioned Raj, throughout his first go to to Anand Ghar.
In the meantime, the centre will characteristic skilled personnel to help kids who’ve run afoul of the regulation, kids who’re disturbed, or kids whose dad and mom are concerned in legal exercise. It can function below the supervision of the Police Station’s Little one Welfare Officer.
‘Anand Ghar’ may also make examine supplies for aggressive exams obtainable on the grassroots stage.
Periodic occasions on the “Anand Ghar” will probably be held frequently, together with story-telling periods, artwork competitions, debates, and speech competitions, amongst different issues, to have interaction kids and instil a constructive impression of the police within the minds of youngsters.
A Ideas/request field may also be obtainable at every such location, the place kids can request that the Welfare officer present them with extra books or examine supplies, or make options for enchancment.