Bhubaneswar: The ‘Student Police Cadet’ programme was launched at the Unit-III Capital High School here. Development Commissioner-cum-Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Asit Tripathy launched the programme in the presence of Director General of Police (DGP) Dr Rajendra Prasad Sharma.
The scheme was introduced in 40 schools across Odisha. The facility, comprising 44 students in each cadet, is aimed at imparting knowledge to the students on discipline, character and the duties of police.
“Was the Chief Guest during the launch of #Student Police Cadet program. Students were looking visibly happy after putting on the khaki. Will definitely go a long way in helping people know #Police better through these #SPC. Wishing them the best for future,” tweeted the DGP after the inaugural function.
At least 44 students, including 22 girls, of Class VIII and IX have been selected in each school for the project. The programme would help in making students responsible citizens by inculcating values of respect to the elderly, discipline, social responsibility and through police-student interaction.