Holding a weapon like a policeman has made Sravani, a Class-X student of St Joan’s High School, instantly resolve to become an IPS officer and serve the nation when she completes her studies.
‘’They serve the nation selflessly, expecting nothing from the people whose lives they safeguard day and night.
The weight of the weapon, when I held it in my hand, made me realise the enormity of the duty and responsibility police carry all the time.
It inspires me. One day, I want to be a police officer,’’ she said.
Sravani and several other school children from different schools in the city had an opportunity to see and have a feel of the weapons and other equipment used by various wings of police department at the ‘Open House’ organised at the Parade Grounds in Secundrabad on Friday as part of week-long celebrations to mark the Police Commemoration Day on October 21.
Jayasri, Sravani’s junior and student of Class IX, was equally impressed by the exhibition. ‘’If one follows rules, there will not be any road accidents. It also made me realise the tough duty of traffic police in regulating traffic,’’ she said.
Apart from various weapons and other equipment used by different wings of police department, a mock drill to control riots, using different methods like warning, tear gas, water cannon, lathi-charge and mounted police using batons was impressive. Horse-mounted cops giving the mob a chase kept on edge.