A female college topper became a ‘one-day SP’ in Arunachal Pradesh on the occasion of International Women’s day on Monday.
The officer behind this unique initiative, the Superintendent of Police, Lower Subansiri district Harsh Indora, aimed to provide 21-year-old Tage Tunia with exposure towards governance and the administration and a slice of the roles and responsibilities of a Police Superintendent.
Indora said they wanted to give charge to a lady as SP for a day not just as a mark of respect to women on International Women’s day, but also instil confidence to work towards their future goals and inspire other girls, besides women empowerment. “This is a process of giving a glimpse of governance at an early age to inspire them to serve the country with fervour,” he added.
“We chose a topper to act as a role model and an inspiration for other children to excel in their careers,” Indora said. “This would also give a message in the society that our police are more approachable and we work as a Police service, not as a Police force,” he added.
“It was an amazing experience and it has boosted my confidence and morale,” Tunia told EastMojo while sharing her first-hand experience as a ‘one-day SP’.
Tunia, a second-year Mass Communication student of Saint Claret college at Ziro, said, “I visited the police station and observed the activities at the station, monitored the health camp organised for police personnel, checked the cleanliness and hygiene besides holding meetings with important police officers.”
“The opportunity of being one-day SP gave me the courage to choose, to challenge, and made me realise that every individual should serve and contribute to society as much as possible,” Tunia added.
In a message to the younger generation, Tunia said it doesn’t matter what the goal is. What matters matter is that one should endeavour and achieve that goal and live the goal. “If I can, then you can as well,” she added.