Ludhiana, August 10, 2014: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Ludhiana volunteers continued on the path of “Vyavastha Parivartan” as dreamed by Arvind Kejriwal.
In a unique initiative the Aam Aadmi Party volunteers celebrated Raksha Bandhan by tieing Raakhi on the wrists of not just those who vow to protect their sisters but those who are the protectors of all society.
Aam Aadmi Party volunteers visited three Police Stations - Sarabha Nagar, Fountain Chowk and New Shimlapuri in the city today. AAP lady volunteers tied Raakhis on the wrists of the police men present in the station while the lady police were encouraged to tie raakhis on the wrists of AAP male volunteers.
The idea behind the event was that while residents of the city enjoy during each festival, the police personnel on duty do not get a chance to celebrate any festival. On each festive occasion they are on duty preventing crime and protecting the public and still carry a negative image in the minds of the people. This negative image needs to be changed and the isolation of the police personnel from society must be removed for our society to progress and be crime free. To remove the gap between the general public and the police, this initiative was undertaken so that even the lowest ranking police official feels that society cares for them and they also take part in the festivities.
The million watt smiles on the faces of the cops as young girls tied raakhi on their wrists was worth watching and Aam Aadmi Party Ludhiana Volunteers have resolved that they will make every effort to change the perception of the public towards the police and celebrate each festival with them.
As a gift the volunteers took an assurance from the police personnel that they will continue to perform their duty with greatest dedication so that each citizen of Ludhiana feels safe and secure always.