Replicate successful ‘fistful of rice’ programme in their mandal
Inspired by the Jammikunta police’s novel initiative to help the needy fight hunger, the Gangadhara mandal cops have launched the ‘fistful of rice’ programme with the support of local philanthropists.
The Jammikunta police had started the innovative campaign by asking schoolchildren to contribute a fistful of rice (guppedu biyyam) to address hunger woes of the under-privileged.
Commissioner of Police V.B. Kamalasan Reddy on Monday launched the programme by distributing nearly 17 quintals of rice to migrant labourers, the elderly, inmates of orphanages and other needy persons. On the occasion, notebooks were given to 60 students.
Mr. Reddy lauded the police personnel for taking up social service programmes apart from performing their regular duties to win confidence of the people as part of friendly policing. He urged local residents to waste no time in rushing accident victims to the hospital.
He also appreciated the cops for setting up a special school for migrant labourers working in brick kilns.
Karimnagar Rural ACP T. Usha Rani, Inspector Ch Ramesh, SIs Pullaiah and Chandrashekhar, philanthropists Raghavulu Goud, Mamidi Tirupathi, Gade Narsaiah and Guntaka Ravi were present.