Schools debate cop role

Our Special Correspondent
www.telegraphindia.com29 November 2012

To mark 150 years of service of the Indian police force, Bokaro's men in uniform and district mandarins on Thursday inaugurated a three-day programme at Guru Govind Singh Public School to discuss and debate the changing role of police.

Students of 20 schools ' including St Xavier's, Chinmaya School, DPS, Guru Govind Singh Public School and Sardar Patel School ' participated in the workshop and debate. Durgesh of Sardar Patel was adjudged the best speaker.

Giving a brief history of the force, Coal Belt DIG Laxman Singh revealed how police transformed from mere tax collectors to trusted sentinels of a country.

Speaking on the occasion, North Chotanagpur IG Murarilal Meena shed light on changing faces of police in India, which is now more people-friendly. "But, the goal is yet to be achieved. We need to work better to get desired results," Meena said.