Similar units will be established in police quarters in other districts
TIRUCHI: In an effort to keep the environment in the police residential quarters clean and tidy, a `Police Quarters Women's Civic Exnora' was launched in the city on Saturday. This was the first policewomen's Exnora, outside Chennai city, in the state.
The Inspector General of Police, Central Zone, M. S. Jaffar Sait, called upon the members of the newly launched Exnora unit to extend a helping hand for the success of the project. Based on this model, one Exnora unit each would be established in the police quarters in the districts of Tiruchi, Thanjavur, Pudukottai, Karur, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur and Perambalur districts, which formed the Central Police Zone. Based on the success of these projects, similar Exnora units would be established in all police quarters in these districts, he added.
Mr. Sait said the objective of the launching of the Exnora unit was not only keeping the environment clean but also organising programmes for providing career guidance and personality development of the youths, conducting medical camps and forming self-help groups.
The IG also favoured the establishment of reading rooms in all police quarters and assured a reading room in the TVS Tollgate police quarters in a vacant flat shortly.
The DIG of Police, Tiruchi Range, P. Kandaswamy, said that steps had already been initiated for further greening the TVS Tollgate quarters by planting more trees. He also favoured launching of special coaching classes for children of the police quarters.
The president of the Tiruchi District Exnora, G. Subramanian, said that 60 Exnora units had aleady been successfully functioning in the district. He said the decision of Bharathidasan University to include the activities of the Exnora as one of the Part IV subjects of the extra curricular activities has facilitated imparting of value-based environmental education to the students.
The secretary of the Tiruchi branch of the Indian Medical Association, P. R. Prabhu Ram, explained the medical camps planned by the IMA in association with the Exnora.
The Superintendent of Police, Ashok Kumar Das, the Assistant Director, Employment, P. Suresh Kumar, the Additional Superintendent of Police, S. Santhi, the Advisor, Tiruchi District Exnora, V. Ganapathi and others offered their felicitations.
Following were new office-bearers of the Exnora: president Latha Asokan, secretary Kavitha Rajasekaran and treasurer Jaquelin Ramalingam.