Pimpri, January 27, 2021: Reena Patil, who is visually challenged, worked as the Pimpri-Chinchwad Police Commissioner for one day while Jyoti Mane, a single mother, served as Additional Police Commissioner on January 26.
To celebrate the 72nd Republic Day, Pimpri-Chinchwad Police Commissioner Krishna Prakash decided to hand over the responsibility for one day to the persons coming from weaker sections of the society. Therefore the responsibility was handed over to Reena Patil and Jyoti Mane and Diwyanshu Tamchikar, a student who has achieved academic success despite many hurdles.
On 26th January, all three dignitaries reached the commissionerate in Premlok Park, Chinchwad, in a government vehicle. They were received by the Commissioner of Police Krishna Prakash and other senior police officials.
Patil sat in her chair while Commissioner of Police Krishna Prakash saluted her. Jyoti Mane, who works as a gym trainer after the death of her husband, was seated on the chair of the Additional Commissioner of Police Ramnath Pokale who saluted her. Both of them were overwhelmed with this honour.
Reena said, “I never thought about getting such honour in my life. As a blind person, I can never see the police officers but only hear about them. But I know that whatever I heard about them is true. Police officers are our friends and they support us wholeheartedly. I remember that once when I was going to Delhi, my family told me to go to the police first incase of a problem. My family told me that the police will help me wherever I go. I went to them and they helped me a lot. This proves that police are always there to help people of our country.”
Tamchikar said that he will study further and become a police officer.
Police Commissioner Krishna Prakash said, “Each individual of this society should understand their legal rights and social responsibilities and should behave accordingly. This exercise was meant to let the people know about our work and they should also sympathise and cooperate with the police. People should understand that the police is always there to protect them.”
DCP Sudhir Hiremath, ACP (Crime 2) Prerna Patil, Senior Police Inspector Vithal Kubde were also present on the occasion.