Kendrapara, Nov 17 (LocalWire) The cops in Kendrapara joined hands for a community cause and cleaned an abandoned pond at Jajang on the outskirts here in a five hour of voluntary labour.
Led by superintendent of police (SP), Kendrapara, Niti Shekhar, the law enforcing personnel marched through the village carrying the cleaning implements on their shoulder and removed the weeds, waste materials and shrubs from the pond to make it use-worthy.
Then they proceeded to clean the nearby
playground, barrack, roads, streets and other areas.
“We decided to launch this cleaning drive to help the police personnel and the public who use the pond that had virtually turned into a dumping ground due to lack of care”, said the SP, who actively participated in the operation.
They cleaned the pond within five hours without any expenditure.
Normally, if the work was given to a government listed contractor, it would have cost the exchequer about Rs. 1.5 lakh, an engineer of Irrigation department, Kendrapara said.
“We never felt tired and worked continuously to clean the pond and nearby areas in which about 100 cops participated”, said Sekhar.
“The work of policemen was an eye opener for the district administration and the politicians.
It is high time other officials followed the footsteps of the police who cleaned the pond without seeking any help from the authorities”, said Amarbara Biswal, a social worker of Kendrapara.