In what can be termed as a dream come true, Uttar Pradesh police on Sunday made a Class 10 student the Station House Officer (SHO) for a day. Allahabad’s Soumya Dubey, who won an essay competition on ‘A society without police’, was given the charge of a Station House Officer (SHO) for one day. After taking charge, the girl interacted with the police officials who told her about how the police works at stations and the challenges faced by them.
The essay event was organised by the police department at the auditorium of the Reserve Police Line on August 8. The girl won accolades for her writing skills and was also felicitated by the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Allahabad, Anand Kulkarni, on Independence day.
A PTI report says that a total of 25 children from different prestigious schools had participated in the essay writing competition. While Saumya was made SHO, Parimal Agarwal of Boys High School, and Marindra Nath of Jwala Devi Saraswati Vidhya Mandir, who bagged second and third positions respectively, were also provided with a chance to the Khuldabad and the Cantt. Police Station to know more about work culture at police stations.