Celebrating the #Taanakkaran of TamilNadu, 3
“I’ve been in the service for around 38 years. I joined the police department when I was 20. My father, who is also a police officer, stood as a pillar of my support and guided me throughout the journey.
Back then, more preferences were given to those who know how to read and write. Since I completed my SSLC, my possibility of getting the job was nearby. Followingly, I passed the medical and eye tests as well.
As every other police officer would have faced, I was, initially, posted as a Grade 2 officer in 1980. Later, in 1994, I was promoted to Grade 1. After 5 years, I was again promoted as Head Constable, and as Special Sub-Inspector in 2010.
Lastly, I worked as a sub-inspector from 2012 till the day I got retired. I served in the intelligence section for around 28 years which exposed me to a lot of cases, subjects, and issues that people are facing regularly. Being in the police department, I rarely had the chance to wear the police uniform as I was put under the Intelligence sector. It sometimes seemed to reflect Tamil actors being in Mufti in the movies.
I chose to become a police officer always and never wanted to quit the job, though it was very hectic and challenging. I wasn’t able to spend any of the special days such as Diwali or New Year with my family. I would miss being with my kids most time but my wife took care of the major part of bringing up my 3 charms altogether so well that they’re well settled and extremely grateful for whatsoever happened. My little ones never made me regret the fact that I wasn’t there with them in most of their memories.
Every day I used to get up at 4 AM even though the work ended up very late the previous night. We were supposed to report to duty before 5 AM. Supposedly, if there were political or public gatherings and if those conferences ended up late, then we would never even have enough time to take a rest.
It’s more important for us to pay attention to every single entity that crosses our paths as it not only affects the entire police department but directly affects the government itself. Respecting and concerning those norms, we’ll have to be cautious while we are in charge of any significant matters or meetings.
After serving the nation for more than 3 decades, I’ve now granted rest to my mind and body. I’m unwinding at home with my family, watching my descendants grow. Life’s shown me a lot, as a consequence, I’m valuing my presence now!”
Disney+ Hotstar India celebrates and pays respect to the relentless efforts of policemen in their latest project #TaanakkaranMovie which will be releasing on April 8, 2022.
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