by Smitha S

Police stations all over Kerala tobe made Child-friendly as per Kerala State Director General of Police,Loknath Behra.After inaugurating child-friendly facilities in 15 police stations, Behra said, “We want to create an atmosphere where children can approach police stations without fear.”This concept of child-friendly police stations was actually launched already in 2006 with the goal to make children who accompany people coming to police stations for various purposes,“happy”. Such a step will help children to understand how a police station is run by the police officials and also it will avoid any gap between the police and the children and a community as a whole.

Mr.Behra said,”At present , 85 stations are child friendly and 12 more will be added to the list in three months. It will help the kids to learn how a police station functions.” He also added that the Kerala Police are trying to create an atmosphere in the police stations where children can come to lodge their complaints without any fear.

The DGP on Saturdays event inaugurated child-friendly centres at Chadayamangalam,Pathanapuram,Anchal (Kollam), Infopark police station.Cyber police Station and Women’s Police station in Ottapalam Ernakulam district,Malampuzha in Palakkad district, Nilambur,Tanur,Changaramkulam in Malappuram district,Panoor in Kannur district and Adhoor,Rajapuram and Badiyadka in Kasargod district.

The Ollur Police Station SHO in Thrissur city received the Home Ministrys Award for the Best Police Station in Kerala. Pathanamthitta and Mannuthy police station house officers shared the Chief Ministers 2019 trophy for the best police station in the state.Pampady Police Station in Kottayam district won the second prize and Thampanoor police station in Thiruvananthapuram city won the third prize.

Mr.Behra also inaugurated this year’s activities of the HOPE project which is an initiative taken by the police to help those children who fail in examinations in classes 10th and 12th to reappear for the exams. Last year this project was implemented where out of 522 students who failed and reappeared for exams after special tuitions, 465 passed in all subjects.

The State Police Chief also inaugurated a new project this year “Puthanuduppum Pusthakavum” to find children in need and to provide them with clothes, books and study materials.



The state police chief also released a book titled Professor Pointer - The Answer to Cyber Issues written by artist Nandan Pillai, to shed light on the drawbacks of the cyber world.



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