The senior Student Police Cadets are experiencing some thrilling and thought-provoking moments. They are participating in the four-day district camp which commenced on Monday.
The cadets were given an opportunity to visit the Southern Naval Command, Cochin Shipyard, International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT), Valarpadam and BPCL Kochi Refinery on Tuesday. Divided into four groups comprising 66 boys each, they got to visit different destinations and undergo training sessions.
The day began at 5.30 am when they were taken to the Marine Drive for a morning walk. Later around 7.15 am they got to practise the basics of karate after which a group was taken to Southern Naval Command where there was an interactive session with Commanding-in-Chief, Vice Admiral Sathish Soni. This was followed by a visit to naval ship INS Sarayu docked at Southern Naval Command and INS Garuda, the Indian Naval Air Station at Southern Naval command.
Another group went to the ICTT where they could see the operations of heavy cranes shifting containers from the ship to the terminal. A class on safety measures and other operations at the terminal was held.
The cadets who visited Cochin Shipyard were able to see the construction activities of various ships, including INS Vikrant. In Kochi Refinery, the cadets were given a class on the petroleum refining procedures which they got to see.
According to V M Muhammad Rafique, Deputy Commissioner of Police, it was life-time experience for the cadets. “The field trips are part of the camp and the cadets get to learn about institutions and industries in our district. We were also planning to take them to the airport too, but due to distance and lack of time, it was cancelled.
The students returned from the field visit by evening and they were given time for practising march past for the passing-out ceremony,” Muhammad Refique said.
On Wednesday three lecture sessions have been organised. “Alexander Jacob, DGP, Prison department, will engage the cadets. A class on Human Resources Development has been scheduled. The day’s programme will end with an interactive session on traffic awareness by experts in Motor Vehicle Department would be given to cadets,” Muhammad Refique said. The camp will end on Friday.