Image makeover for Fort police station

  • By Hindu
  • | Wednesday | 15th November, 2017

This was the scene on Monday at the Fort police station which became the first child-friendly police station in the State. Chief Minister awarded the sheet anchors behind the police station makeover at the function. Inaugurating the function, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said this was one of the initiatives to change people’s perception about police stations. Mohammad Arsh, a toddler from Manacaud, wore a bewildered look when Mr. Vijayan took his hand and showed him how to write on the sand. During such instances, they could play here while their mothers took up their complaints with the officer, he said.


Children were running around, playing on the swings and seesaw, arguing about their favourite superheroes and also high-fiving policemen without any caution. This was the scene on Monday at the Fort police station which became the first child-friendly police station in the State.

Inaugurating the function, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said this was one of the initiatives to change people’s perception about police stations. There were a lot of things here that made children happy. Sometimes children had to accompany their mothers to the police station. During such instances, they could play here while their mothers took up their complaints with the officer, he said.

“This police station now looks like a nursery school,” said V.S. Sivakumar, MLA, whose development fund was also used for the project. Chief Minister awarded the sheet anchors behind the police station makeover at the function. Jyothish S., Assistant Engineer, Local Self Government Department; Cyril G., contractor; Anoop Apsara, artist; were those whose contributions were acknowledged.

Mr. Vijayan also found some time to play with the children. Mohammad Arsh, a toddler from Manacaud, wore a bewildered look when Mr. Vijayan took his hand and showed him how to write on the sand. Mayor V.K. Prasanth, State Police Chief Loknath Behera, Additional Director General of Police B. Sandhya, Inspector General Manoj Abraham, District Police Chief (Thiruvananthapuram city) P. Prakash, and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Thiruvananthapuram city, Jayadev G. were present.

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