Pune is safe and secure: Police to NE students on tour to city

Senior inspector Sushma Chavan encourages students, especially girls, to think of joining the police force to serve the nation

As part of a three-day national integration tour by Students' Experience in Inter-State Living (SEIL), a team of 30 students from Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh reached Pune on Sunday. Interacting with them, the city police on Monday assured them that the city is safe and secure for them.

Several incidents of attacks on North-east students were reported at Cantonment police station in August this year.

During the tour, they will stay with local families and visit different places to understand the culture of Pune. Today they visited the Cantonment police station and they said it was very special. Senior inspector Sushma Chavan, the first female police officer to head a police station in Pune, and inspector Nitin Jadhav briefed the students about the steps taken by them for preventing attacks on North-east students.

Senior inspector Chavan said situation in Pune is good and safe for North-east students.

She told them about the policing system followed in the city. She explained how communal tensions are tackled with the help of responsible citizens. She also asked the students about the policing system in their respective states. She appealed to the students to believe in the feeling of oneness. "Hum sab ek hain (We all are one)," she said.

She further encouraged the students, especially girls, to think of joining the police force for serving the nation. Incidentally, a majority of the students were girls. She informed the students about the various committees functional at every police station in the city and how priority is given to tackle crime against women and children.

Aashish Bhawe of SEIL, Prof Prashant Sathe and Pravin Undre of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad were also present on the occasion. The students would be visiting locations like colleges, historical places, industrial units in the city.

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