Celebrating the #Taanakkaran of TamilNadu, 6
“I entered the police force in the year 1969 as a constable. Initially, I was posted in Salem and from there I travelled to Tanjavore, Kanyakumari and finally to Chennai. When I retired in 2005, I was working as a Sub Inspector in Vadapalani Branch. My father was in the police force for a long time and he retired as a head constable. So, you can say that I came to this field due to my father’s prodding.
I grew up with 4 brothers and 3 sisters. Coming from a family as big as mine sure made me understand the importance of developing core values from a very young age. My dad was a disciplinarian and he drew very stern values for all of us to follow.
I still remember those childhood days when I and my brothers would don on my dad’s clothes and enact as police officers. Luckily for me, I did get to play my role as a police officer in real-time too. I have had many harrowing experiences while solving cases. One time and my team caught hold of a Naxalite in the Salem district. There was another interesting case in Kanyakumari when we had to solve a murder for the gain case. We were able to nab the accused with time and our team even won awards for the case.
I have won a grand total of 350 awards to date. In my 36 years of service, if I have come to understand anything it is that our superiors have so much power and responsibility towards us. I had the good fortune of being blessed with amazing mentors who were able to guide me in my cases and also help me regardless.
And that is exactly what I tried following too. In order for us to achieve a goal, we need to be steady in mind, body and spirit. Since we are at the forefront of maintaining law and order in the city, we need to be able to look at cases with an unbiased view in order to serve justice.
And last but not the least, I believe we owe it to our subordinates to mentor and develop themselves into the role they are growing towards. That is the main role of a police officer other than serving the common man.”
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Disney+ Hotstar Tamil celebrates and pays respect to the relentless efforts of policemen in their latest project #TaanakkaranMovie which will be releasing on April 8, 2022.