CM to launch student police cadet scheme on Saturday


Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will launch the proposed student police cadet (SPC) scheme on December 15 at the Capital High School here, informed Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissioner of Police Satyajit Mohanty on Thursday.

Earlier on December 11, Director General of Police (DGP) Dr RP Sharma reviewed the preparedness of SPC scheme that will be launched in 40 schools in all the 30 districts this month.

At least 44 students, including 22 girls, of Class VIII and IX have been selected in each school for the project. The SPC programme would help in making students responsible citizens by inculcating values of respect to the elderly, discipline, social responsibility and through police-student interaction.

Besides, the initiative will provide a healthy interface between schools and police and inculcate in the students the aspects of public safety, discipline, patience, tolerance, empathy, respect of senior citizens, social harmony, traffic sense and a corruption-free environment.

Meanwhile, the selected schools have been provided with required uniform clothing and other materials for students to start the programme.

The SPs will launch the scheme in their respective districts soon after the launching of the programme by the Chief Minister in State headquarters. A standardised course has also been developed for this scheme and the soft and hard copy of the course booklet have already been supplied to the SPs for delivery to the Headmasters/Principals of the concerned schools.

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