The Mumbai Police is planning to start a literary magazine that will serve as a platform for the creative talents of policemen and their families. The monthly publication will will be circulated at all police colonies in the city.
In order to highlight the achievements of policemen and their families,the Mumbai Police already prints 20,000 copies of a newsletter,Samvaad,every month. Revamped early last year,the newsletter typically showcases the achievements of the lower rung of the force and their family members.
Constables feel proud when their achievements are written about in Samvaad. Often,the academic or extra-curricular accomplishments of their children are also published along with their photographs. As the newsletter is circulated in all police lines,other police families also get to recognise the achievements of their neighbours. It has been a great hit among the lower rungs,and an incentive to aim for higher goals, said a senior Mumbai Police officer.
Many in the force are good at writing stories or poems. They,sadly,do not get an opportunity to showcase their talent. Apart from a newsletter,we are planning to start a literary periodical as a platform for the creative talents of policemen and their family members, said police commissioner Arup Patnaik.
The periodical will have articles and poems written mostly in Marathi,and the police are currently looking for a volunteer editor who is well-versed in the language.