The three-day residential summer camp for the members of Student Police Cadets kickstarted here on Monday. The camp, which is being attended more than 120 student cadets from three schools under the Kochi Corporation limit and Community Police officers (CPO), mainly aims at inculcating social values and developing responsible and socially-committed law-abiding individuals, according to the organisers.
“The camp will be a platform for students to interact with prominent personalities from various fields. Civil service topper V Sriram will visit the camp and will interact with students on Tuesday. During the camp, students will also be given physical training, such as yoga and karate classes,” said a Community Police Officer.
Field visits, seminars on various topics, motivation classes and yoga classes are also arranged for camp members. There will be study class led by prominent people in police, law and civil servants.
The cadets will be taken for a field trip to the Mangalavanam, Ernakulam sub-jail and Mercy Poor Home. Students from Ernakulam Government Model Girl’s Higher Secondary School, Pullepady Darul Uloom Higher Secondary School and Ernakulam St Albert’s Higher School are attending the camp.
A motivation class, on the first day, led by prominent screenplay writer Renji Panikkar and interaction programme were new experience for the students. A yoga class by Pandiraj was also held.
As part of the camp, there will be indoor classes on waste management, drug abuse and traffic awareness on Tuesday. Suchithwa mission district faculty P P Thankachan, advocate Chandy Paul and officials of Motor Vehicles Department will lead the classes respectively. Baby Vinod, Assistant Commissioner(Traffic West) and nodal officer of SPC in Kochi inaugurated the camp. Pullepady Darul Uloom Higher Secondary School manager Babu Saint presided over the meet. VM Muhammad Rafique, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Peethambaran, circle-inspector, Sudha Dileep Kumar, Kochi corporation councillor, Basheer, principal, Darul Uloom Higher Secondary School Ernakulam, George, PTA president, St Albert School and
K F Francis Shelbi, circle-inspector and liaison officer of SPC spoke on the occasion.