Mr. Vijayan is also State Nodal Officer of Student Police Cadet Project. The meeting lasted for more than 40 minutes.

Deputy Inspector General Police of Kerala, P.Vijayan on Saturday met Chief Minister N. Rangasamy and Director General of Police P. Kamaraj and briefed them on the Student Police Cadet Project which has been successfully implemented in Kerala.

Mr. Vijayan is also State Nodal Officer of Student Police Cadet Project. The meeting lasted for more than 40 minutes.

The Student Police Cadet Project is a school-based initiative by Government of Kerala. It trains high school students to evolve as future leaders of a democratic society by inculcating in them respect for the law, discipline, civic sense, empathy for vulnerable sections of society and resistance to all social evils.

“The idea behind the project is to enable the student community to turn into responsible and law-abiding future citizens. They will be more compassionate towards their fellow human beings and sensitive to environment, Mr. Vijayan later told The Hindu.

Chief Minister Mr. Rangasamy said the officer’s proposal would be discussed with the officials of the Department of Tourism, School Education, Environment and Home, to explore the possibility of implementation of the programme in Puducherry.

“Besides the Union Territorial Government, the Aurobindo Society is also keen to implement the project,” said Mr. Vijayan adding that both can jointly implement it.

The project enables youth to develop their innate capabilities and to resist growth of negative tendencies. Student Police Cadet Project was launched in August 2011 in Kerala and is functional in 250 high schools with a combined strength of nearly 16,000 SPCs.

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