We were privileged and delighted to meet the new DGP, Mr.Satyavrat Bansal at his office. Mr.Bansal was apprised of the event that occurred a couple of Sundays ago when 3 of our children were taken into custody, along with 40 others, for not having identity papers. They were kept in the lock up till 8 pm, used as free labour, were not given anything to eat or drink, thereby violating every possible human right!
While the incident was being related, Mr.Bansal had taken notes & had immediately called up the officer in charge of the offending police station, inquiring & reprimanding without wasting more time. The next morning we had in our mail the names & mobile numbers of all the Child Protection Officers at the Police Stations in Dehradun who would help us file identity papers for our children. And if we needed any further help, we had only to pick up the phone & call.
It was reassuring to see the response of the senior most officer in Uttarakhand to our appeal. He has the drive to get off dead centre & make a start. With intense concentration, he believes in putting first things first, simplifying the complex, finishing one thing at a time; not being a slave to the system.
Here is a man of action who believes in the easiest and quickest ways of getting things done. A true citizen, he sees the potential in everyone and obviously lives with the conviction that actions release ideas so that they can inspire and benefit.