Police. Cops. Thulla. No matter which name we use for them, it's a fact that they always fill our hearts with a sense of dread and foreboding. No one can really tell us why that is, but it is very rare for someone to get overly excited at the mention of police (unless of course you are in need of their services on certain occasions).
But at the same time, why is it that we forget that they are very much like any of us? With families and friends, hobbies and dreams of their own just like all of us? We have this preconceived notion about them that makes them seem almost non-human, devoid of feelings and emotions. We think of them as just a large network of people whose vested interests lies in fending for themselves and living on all the bribes they can get their hands on.
But guess what, we just got trolled big time by the Vadodara Police, because they destroyed all our presumptions and misconceptions related to the police force utterly and completely.
Vadodara residents are currently facing an unusual situation wherein school vans and auto-rickshaws have gone on indefinite strike following a crackdown by the Road Transport Office and Vadodara traffic police for flouting safety norms.
This put parents and children in a spot, as they are troubled about their commutation to and fro from school. However, the Vadodara Police has come to the rescue of the public and they were seen helping students reach school by ferrying them in PCR vans and motorcycles. Vadodara police provided 46 motorcycles, 21 PCR cans and 9 Boleros to help over 250 students reach school without any inconvenience today morning.
If that doesn't count as a very thoughtful and honourable act on the part of our police force, we don't know what should. Kudos to these selfless officers who are going out of their call of duty to help the citizens.