Celebrating the #Taanakkaran of TamilNadu, 7
“I hail from a remote village from the Cuddalore district. As soon as I completed my PSU, I joined my family agricultural business and was working as a farmer for a few years. The story of how I entered the police force is quite a funny one. Owing to my tall stature, people always stopped me to ask if I was a police official. It intrigued me to no end and finally, I decided to give my entry into the police force anyway.
I came to Chennai and crossing the selection process, we were given rigorous training for a couple of months; after which I joined work as a police constable. This entailed a whole range of interesting experiences from being a minister’s guard to handling protests. I still remember the time when a huge riot broke out during MGR sir’s death. I was in charge of releasing tear gas because the crowd was just uncontrollable.
One of the most underrated aspects of being a police official is that there are no public holidays for us. Be it a Diwali or a Pongal festival, we will still don on our uniforms and show up for work. It’s the oath we take when we enter the force. Especially when we are in charge of these big level events and such, we won’t even have a minute of time to ourselves to take our food or water. It comes with the job!
As my years progressed in this field, I was promoted to an SI cadre after some training and this chapter of my life too held so many unique experiences. Especially in the field of intelligence, everyday feels like walking on a tight rope. I have often held enquiries with different locals in unsuspecting attires to get inside information about the activities of the area. It helps us to track down the suspects and bring the activities under our control.
I now spend my retired years with my wife, mother and elder brother. The only message that I would like to leave with today’s youngsters is to respect elders regardless of what position they hold in their career. And for readers to understand that the life of a police official is not a cake walk. We sacrifice different things in our life in order to serve the society and we hold that duty as our prime responsibility; a badge of honour in fact.”
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