MLA Lobo Distributes Face Masks to Traffic Police
Mangaluru: The Anti-Pollution Drive Foundation in association with Mangaluru City Traffic Police organized the distribution of face masks to the traffic police at Padua High School, here on May 22.
Founder and Chief coordinator of APD Foundation, Abdullah A Rehman welcomed the gathering. Face masks were handed over to police commissioner Chandra Sekhar by MLA of Mangaluru South Constituency J R Lobo.
Speaking on the occasion MLA Lobo recalling a story, said that in China, the richest man (whose assets are more than $850 million) started a business. He would go to North-East Taiwan and fill fresh air into cans. He would then sell the fresh air cans in the city with the inscription on the can saying “Good man, good heart, and good breathing”. He further said that China is the worst polluted country.
Recalling his childhood, Lobo said, “When I was small, I did not hear about Bisleri water but now without Bisleri, we do not organize any programmes. We were drinking water from the wells which was scientifically very healthy. The city now is highly polluted and in the coming years, we may have to carry oxygen cylinders with us while we go out.”
He congratulated the organizers for distributing the face masks because the police perform their duty in the hot sun and rain to control the traffic neglecting their own health. This drive will surely help the police to work peacefully.
Police commissioner Chandra Sekhar said that it is very rare to find people who think about the police. The police work under pressure to maintain law and order. If any untoward incidents take place, the police should rush to the spot to bring the situation under control. There are many situations where the police will have to work under pressure. He also said that the department is giving Rs 1000 per year for every police man for a medical check-up. “Everyone should utilize the facility and go for a medical check-up and if the police need any health tips, we will surely organize medical workshops.”
He also said that apart from physical health, one needs financial health also and that all the police should take care of their financial health too.
Minister for Health and Family Welfare U T Khader and MLA Moideen Bava also spoke on the occasion. DCP of Crime and Traffic Dr Sanjeev Patil, ACP Uday Nayak, Dr Laxmikanth and others were also present. Mahesh Nayak compered the programme and Bhasker Aras delivered the vote of thanks.