Saumya Dubey, a class 10 student from Allahabad, was made SHO for a day after she won an essay writing competition.
The Allahabad Police, with an aim to improve the police-public relationship, organized a city-wide essay writing competition.
Dubey from Tagore Public School won the competition on August 15 and hence was awarded this position for a day. She carried out the duties of SHO, listened to the public grievances and understood the functioning of the police.
Saumya took over the duties of the Civil Lines Police Station on Sunday. She was escorted to the police station in a police jeep where she not only participated in the daily functioning of the police but also led a meeting with other police officers.
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After the day’s stint as the SHO, Saumya said that she was fortunate to win the competition and got to watch the functioning of police so closely.
She also said that this provided her with an opportunity to understand the problems of the police and that she now wishes to become an IPS officer when she grows up.
Saumya also mentioned that if the girls want equality then they must be ready to take on the same amount of responsibility like that of the boys. She also urged the public to follow traffic rules and support the police. She revealed that she will now take personal interest to know as to how many girls are following traffic rules.
Saumya was presented with a bouquet upon her arrival at the police station and also received the customary salute from the officials.