Friday, November 10, 2006

FOR MAHAK KOTHARI, an eight-year old student of class 3, Tuesday was a big day as he was able to fulfil his dream of becoming a police officer.

Suffering from a life-threatening illness, Mahak expressed his desire to become a police inspector. His desire was fulfilled by an NGO called Make-A-Wish with the help of the Andhra Pradesh Police by giving him an opportunity to act as police inspector for one hour.

On Tuesday, a delighted Mahak with a confident face assumed charge as inspector of the Jubilee Hills Police Station at 4:30 pm (7 am EST) for an hour in the presence of Inspector M Srinivas Rao.

“I am very happy. I will protect the people and I will tackle the bad guys,” an elated Mahak said, after he sat on the inspector’s chair. During his one-hour duty, he inspected weapons and interacted with the police officials and also directed them in their assignments.

Mahak’s parents witnessed this in the station with tears in their eyes. His mother said, “He has limited time. We are thankful to the NGO and the police department for fulfilling his wish. I wish he could have grown up to become a police officer.”

“We made the boy live his dream role of a police officer on humanitarian grounds. He was confidence personified and extremely happy while interacting with our men and we too had a sense of satisfaction watching the boy do his job,” Amit Garg, Deputy Commissioner of Police, told The Hindu newspaper.
Not only has the police done a great deed in this, the incident also reflects on the bettering police standards. Kudos to the cops!


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