Hyderabad: The Rachakonda police have joined hands with social entrepreneur Pradeep Lokhande and opened a Gyan-Key Library at the Uppal police station and the Zilla Parishad High School in Uppal here on Thursday.
The initiative, in collaboration with Lokhande’s Pune-based NGO Rural Relations, will see all 44 Law and order police stations in Rachakonda and 25 government schools shortlisted for the Student Police Cadet programme in Medchal-Malkajgiri and Yadadri-Bhongir districts having these Gyan-Key libraries with books related to law, personality development, values, leadership etc., in English and Telugu.
The police have provided 50 books on CrPC, IPC, special laws etc for the police personnel while the NGO has provided 182 books for the use of visitors to police stations.
Such library facility for police personal and visitors is perhaps for the first time in police stations of Telangana.
Speaking on the occasion, Bethi Subhash Reddy, MLA, Uppal appreciated the Rachakonda Police for the initiative of providing books both for the visitors to the station and for the benefit of police personnel.
Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat said due to stressful working conditions, police personnel also do not find time to read. So these books of various types general knowledge, fitness, yoga, personality development, biographies of leaders are useful for not only visitors but for police personnel as well.
Bhagwat also thanked Lokhande for his noble work.