Police Personnel Unleash Hidden Talents During ‘Mangaluru Police Habba – 2022’
Mangaluru: Under the leadership of Police Commissioner N Shashi Kumar IPS, Mangaluru Police have plenty of opportunities to show off their hidden talents. As soon as he took over as top cop, he organized a month-long fitness workshop for police personnel to keep them fit and healthy, later he organized a match of “Police Commissioner’s Cup-2022” cricket for police personnel. And on April 9, Shashi Kumar made history by hosting “Mangaluru Police Habba – 2022”, at the Father Muller Convention Center.
The program began with a prayer dance. The Shashi Kumar Police Commission hosted the rally. In his welcome speech, CP Shashi Kumar said, “All 365 days of the year, our police officers and staff are working around the clock and today we have set aside a day for them and their families. It is a significant day for all of us”.
Addressing the rally, DPJ Murlidhar Pai said, “Today Mangaluru Police organized ‘Police Habba 2022’ which is a continuation of the Police Sports Meet. This cultural program is very important for the police personnel in order to relieve their stress.These programs must be organized continuously so that the police personnel can carry out their duties well in all situations”.
Addressing the gathering, SP Director Rajendra Singh Babu said, “It’s a unique night, Police Commissioner N Sashi Kumar is Mangalore’s superstar. When people see Darshan or Puneet Rajkumar on screen they are happy and applaud but in Mangaluru when the commissioner of police comes on stage people applaud him widely for his leadership as he has no ego he sing and dance freely without any discrimination. Police work is hectic, nowadays we see a lot of clashes, drug dealing and other issues and the police are working 24/7 to maintain law and order” .
He added: “If we are safe in our homes, it is thanks to the police who work leaving their families at home. We have made many films in collaboration with the police. I would like to thank the police commissioner for giving me the opportunity to come here and participate in this program”.
Addressing the rally, Deputy Commissioner Dr Rajendra said: ‘Yesterday when Shashi Kumar called me I said that as a fan I can jump the compound wall and come to the program as we are in the adjacent building. I would like to commend CP Shashi Kumar for giving police personnel the opportunity to showcase their talents and helping all service members relieve their stress. We all have holiday weekends, but the police don’t have weekends, they work around the clock to keep order in the neighborhood. We have had three Corona waves and there are rumors that the fourth wave is coming. Now the Covid cases are minimal and for the first time I see people here without masks. We must always be prepared for ant situations. This cultural feast is a program of rejuvenation. I wish all the best for the program.”
Addressing the rally, film star Sumanth said, “I was born in Chennai and my parents are from Mangaluru. Today, I went free to see the police personnel perform on stage. Our soldiers are at the border, we have no relationship with them. But they sacrificed their families and work for our safety. Many have sacrificed their lives for the country. I have a particular concern for the military and the police. They are aware that death can occur at any time, but they have dedicated their lives to the country. In Hyderabad, Naxalism which was rife has reduced now, terrorism is still there. In Mangaluru, the police do an excellent job of maintaining law and order in the district. I wish them all the best.”
The program was inaugurated by DC Dr. Rajendra Kumar with Police Commissioner Shashi Kumar, Director Rajendra Babu, DCP Crime and Traffic Dinesh Kumar, ACP ACP Central PA Hegde, ACP Traffic Nataraj and Sunil Baliga lighting the traditional lamp.
The cultural feast began with patriotic songs from the North ACP and traffic police. A magic show by Magic Kodagu star Vikram Shetty, a group dance by ACP North and Traffic, a fusion dance by ACP South and CCRB, COP ministry staff presented a group dance. CP Shashi Kumar mesmerized the crowd with his melodious Kannada and Hindi songs. Santhosh Padil and the team presented a one-act play.
CP Shashi Kumar distributed the prizes to the winners of the rangoli, sudoku and painting contests. CP Shashi Kumar won first prize in Sudoku. Police Habba-2022 ended with a Kannada play ‘Kopparige’ presented by the Tuluvere Tudar team, Surathkal.