Cops shaping future of poor kids

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Aug 2017 13:54:54


Special Correspondent,

Raipur,

Aug 12,

You have heard about cops dealing with criminals and chasing them day and night, but here is a group of cops who are taking time out of their busy and exhausting schedule to serve the society in other ways. The cops under the banner of Balco Police Manch (BPM), a non-registered non-government organisation founded in Korba by the Korba Kotwali Town Inspector Vivek Sharma to establish coordination between police and public, are nowadays engaged in educating needy children. The initiative of BPM has proved to be a boon for children coming from lower strata of society as they are not only facilitated with the free coaching facility but also quality education under it.

According to Sharma, the Manch, so far, provided coaching to 300 students in the past one year. Taking the task of improving quality of education in Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) affiliated schools in the area, the BPM set up a library containing around 10,000 books meant for students of Class I to XII. The BPM runs classes for students in the evening in the library. To add more values to the education programme, the BPM involved subject experts to it. Lecturers from Korba Engineering College, renowned educationists, principals of renowned schools such as DPS NTPC, DPS Balco and Doctors are the part of the noble cause.

Besides teaching, students are educated about Art, Craft, Fire Safety and separate class for Spoken English, Sharma said. Speaking about the results, Sharma said, “Many of our children passed their examinations with first division and their intellectual level has become sharp. To extend the benefit to rural students, classes are being run in the Katghora police station premises. More than 30 students of class XII were provided free coaching and they responded well by qualifying with higher percentage in annual examination.”

Special camp is organised by BPM at regular interval to guide the CGBSE school students about board examinations and how they should make preparations for it. The noble journey of cops did not stop here as they, under BPM, decided making students reach their goal. Therefore, they have started class for students interested in PET/PMT and other such examinations. BPM has also started counseling classes for those children who are addicted to different smoking and tobacco products. BPM has also starting ‘E-learning’ programme for CGBSE school students for which an Android App has been developed.

The BPM also started a facebook page www.facebook.com/balcomanch. The members of the BPM are Kawardha SP Dr Lal Umed Singh, Kotwali Town Inspector Vivek Sharma, Pranay Rahi, Dr Vivek Arora, Mudit Khare, Amit Singh, Pradip Dhritlehre, Roshhan Soni, Gajendra Singh Rajawat, Mohan Singh, Rahul Singh, Sanjeev Sharma, Santosh Chandra, Anuj Jain, Prachi Chouhan, Dr Rekha Singh, Riti Singh, Vasundhara Pandey, Swati Chaturvedi and Nisha Siddar. Educationists involved in the mission are DPS NTPC Principal Satish Sharma, Dr Sanjay Gupta and teachers of Saraswati Shishu Mandir.