In a heartwarming move, Bengaluru City Police allowed five terminally ill kids to play the role of the Police Commissioner for a day on September 9. Fulfilling the children's life goals, the Police Department let the kids dress up as Commissioner, wearing neat khaki uniforms with badges, shoes, and belts. The initiative was a joint effort of the Bengaluru Police and Make-A-Wish India Foundation, which works to fulfill the wishes of children with life-threatening diseases.
The kids, including four boys and a girl, were given a ceremonial welcome by the police on their arrival. This was followed by a tour in which they were shown the Police Control Room and Dog Squad. To make it more real and exciting, they were also given walkie talkies and ride in the Police jeep. Later, the department served them a scrumptious snack to binge upon. Also, Bangalore Commissioner Bhaskar Rao pinned the kids with Guard of Honour at the end of their visit.
@MAWIndia thanks @BlrCityPolice commissioner Shri Bhaskar Rao for granting the wish of 5 kids diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition who wish to grow up to be a police officer. #wishesmatter #makeawish pic.twitter.com/YxAqpLx7Fu— Make-A-Wish India (@MAWIndia) September 9, 2019
Volunteers from Make-A-Wish India initially visited all the five children who were being treated in different hospitals in Bengaluru. It is during their meeting that they found out that the kids were inspired by actors who played Police Officers. This led them to fulfill their innate wishes. Speaking of his organization's motive, Deepak S Bhatia, CEO of Make-A-Wish India, said that they wish to grant the innermost cherished wish of a child as it has a very positive impact on the child, his or her family and all concerned.
Thanking the Police for their cooperating, Bhatia said that he is very grateful to Commissioner Bhaskar Rao for the memorable experience he gave them. He adds that the move helped them to move towards their aim of transforming lives, one wish at a time.
Snaps of the event were uploaded by Bengaluru City Police on their official Twitter account. Since then, the photos has been widely shared. Twitter users have lauded the department's benevolence.
‘ನಗರಕ್ಕೆ ಇಂದು 5 ಜನ ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಆಯುಕ್ತರುಗಳು’— BengaluruCityPolice (@BlrCityPolice) September 9, 2019
ಗಂಬೀರ ಕಾಯಿಲೆಗಳಿಂದ ಬಳಲುತ್ತಿದ್ದ 5 ಮಕ್ಕಳ ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಅಧಿಕಾರಿಯಾಗುವ ಆಸೆಯನ್ನು ಈಡೇರಿಸಲು ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಇಲಾಖೆಯಿಂದ ಗೌರವ ವಂದನೆ.
ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಆಯುಕ್ತರಾದ ಶ್ರೀ ಭಾಸ್ಕರ್ ರಾವ್, ಭಾ.ಪೊ.ಸೇ. ರವರು ಅಧಿಕಾರ ನೀಡುವ ಮೂಲಕ ಮಕ್ಕಳಲ್ಲಿ ಹೊಸ ಚೈತನ್ಯ ಮತ್ತು ಆತ್ಮವಿಶ್ವಾಸ ತುಂಬಿದರು. pic.twitter.com/wyD0WF5QLE