Mumbai: Around 2,000 students of Podar International School, Santacruz painted the walls of police stations in the western suburbs of the city to enliven the Mumbai police.
According to media reports, the students and police together painted the walls of at least 21 police stations in the west region from Bandra to Borivali . They chose themes of ‘peace, unity and growth’ under the aegis of Vandana Lulla, Director/Principal, Podar International School, Santacruz.
This initiative has been taken to acquaint the students with work culture in the police force and imbibe a sense of patriotism and diligence in them.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony at Bandra Kurla Complex police station, Satyapal Singh, Commissioner of Police said, “This project is indeed commendable. I wish that other schools also emulate this initiative so that the police and youth can come together.”
Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who was specially invited, said, “It is a very innovative idea to make children realize the importance of the police who work very hard to keep the city safe.”
Other dignitaries who graced the occasion included Sadanand Date, joint commissioner of police, law & order and Vishwas Patil, additional commissioner of police.
All the designs painted by students gave life to the dull white walls of the police station. “We took up this initiative so that children understand the importance of the police and in their own way help them out. Every year, we pursue social causes, but this year the children themselves came up with this idea,’’ said Lulla.