“A unique initiative by DCP South,Dr.S.D.Sharanappa and,T.D.Raju inspector of VV Puram Police station ,12 year old child dream comes true”.
Twelve-year-old Shashank,a resident of Narayanahalli in Chintamani,is a thalassemia and diabetes patient.He was made honorary station in-charge of V.V. Puram for a day to fulfil his wish of being a police officer.
A noble gesture from Bengaluru police Kudos to you.We wish and pray someday this boy grows up to be healthy young man and he becomes a police station incharge not for one day but for many years.That is our wish to this young brave boy. God bless him and cure him as soon as possible.
Thalassemia is a blood disorder involving lower-than-normal amounts of an oxygen-carrying protein.He is also suffering from diabetes.
V V Puram Police Station and DCP South office was completely won over by the undaunted spirit of 12 year old Shashank, fighting thalasmmeia ! If we could,we would fulfill all his wishes beyond just being a Police inspector for a day,”said ACP Mahanthesh Reddy.
On Tuesday, a twelve -year-old thalasmmeia patient from Chintamani finally fulfilled his wish of becoming a cop.Shashank was made police inspector for a day at Bengaluru’s VV Puram police station.Heartwarming chance to the young boy by DCP South Dr.S.D.Sharanappa and T.D.Raju PI the boy was dressed in khaki and flanked by police officers as he sweetly salutes and sits behind a desk a wide grin on his face.
I wish him speedy recovery and may his dream come true DCP South,Dr.S.D.Sharanappa told in his statement.
Inspector,T D Raju told reporters,It was a special moment for me and I was moved when I saw the joy in Shashank’s eyes.We felt blessed that we got a chance to fulfil his wish and enable his parents to witness their child’s dream come true.To make his dream come true moment real, he was also given a dummy gun and a tour of the south Division.He was introduced as the new ‘police inspector’ of the police station and their routine was also explained. Reportedly, the boy was speechless when the policemen as Sentry gave him a salute he added.
An assistant programme coordinator of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Nethra told reporters that these kinds of initiatives help children in speedy recovery and motivates them. In the past too, police departments have undertaken similar steps to encourage children suffering from grave diseases that help them in headling better she said.
A boy whom even thalasmmeia could not scare, definitely deserves to be police station incharge,”
On Twitter, wishes for a speedy recovery for the incredibly brave twelve -year-old poured in, as did praise for VV Puram and BCP Police.
Shashank was made a cop for a day with the help of South Division Police of VV Puram and Make-a-Wish India foundation. The NGO helps grant wishes of children battling serious illnesses.
Senior officer told media persons that ,A little boy looking dapper in a police uniform,arrived in a police vehicle, escorted by a senior officer.When the police vehicle stopped in front of the station, Shashank got down along with Inspector T.D. Raju and walked inside to receive a guard of honour by the sentry. Mr. Raju then took Shashank inside and introduced him to the staff,who shook hands with him and introduced themselves and stated their rank.The staff presented a bouquet to Shashank and gave a salute, which Shashank reciprocated with the same enthusiasm.Shashank inspected the station,including the prison cell, armoury and the control room.Mr. Raju showed him the weapons and explained how to operate them.Shashank then sat in the inspector’s chair and was briefed about the day-to-day activities of the station in the South division.Later, Mr. Raju took Shashank to the office of Deputy Commissioner of Police South,S.D.Sharanappa,who welcomed the child by presenting him a bouquet and by shaking his hand he presented him a toy walkie talkie and he asked him why he wanted to become a police officer.To this Shashank replied that it was his childhood dream to become a police officer and ‘punish drunkards who create nuisance’.He was dropped back to hospital with a toy gun and a walkie talkie after his ‘duty hour.The initiative was taken up by NGO Make-A-Wish Foundation,which co-ordinated with the police to make Shashank’s dream come true.Thalassemia is a blood disorder involving lower-than-normal amount of an oxygen-carrying protein.Shashank also suffers from diabetes,which is said to be worsening his health condition and with this noble gesture of South Division DCP,Dr.S.D.Sharanappa,ACP,VV Puram sub division,Mahanthesh Reddy,PI,V V Puram T. D.Raju and his staff of fulfiling the dream of 12 year old to become a Police officer has been highly appreciated by Chief Minister of Karnataka,H.D.Kumaraswamy,
Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister of karnataka,Dr.G.Parameshwara, DG&IGP, Neelamani N Raju,Commissioner of Police,T.Suneel Kumar,Addl CP West,B.K.Singh and other senior officers has appreciated the whole team for their unique initiative he added.