The Rachakonda Police appointed Dudekala Ishan, a six-year-old blood cancer patient, as the Police Commissioner for a day. Ishan is studying in the 2nd standard. Excited, he posed for some clicks as he exchanged salutes with fellow policemen.
Last month, ‘Make a wish foundation’ helped a 7-year-old child in Mumbai to become a Police Inspector for a day in ‘Mulund police station’.
The netizens have lauded the initiative. It gave the Police a chance to reconnect with the public in close quarters. This reason was convincing enough for the police Commissioner M.M Bhagwat who gladly abdicated his seat to six-year-old for a day, reports NDTV.
The reaction of Dudekala Ishan’s family
NDTV reported that family and friends of the child who were present throughout the ceremony were ecstatic. They clicked pictures and made video recordings of the whole event. The day was certainly one of the most cherished event in the child’s life.
Twitter went gaga at the news
Twitterati celebrated the event with great exuberance as evident from the overflowing positive tweets. Some gave commendations to the police and the NGO for the unique initiative.
People congratulated the police for sharing the same platform with ordinary people. Some also said that it is a great trust-building exercise espousing kindness and compassion.
The initiative not only fuels trust building amongst the common masses but also humanises power. The Logical Indian community commends both Rachakonda Police and Make a Wish Foundation.