Patna: It was a memorable day for 13-year-old Anjali Kumari on Tuesday, because the nation celebrated the 72nd Republic Day, she acquired the honour of being the station home officer (SHO) for a day at Begusarai’s Balia police station.
A global Taekwondo participant, Anjali turned the primary particular person in Bihar to get this uncommon alternative. This people-connect initiative was the brainchild of the actual SHO of Balia Avdhesh Saroj, an IPS officer (probationer).
Anjali, a global Taekwando participant and a Class-IX scholar of a personal college in Balia, informed TOI over the telephone on Wednesday that she’s going to cherish this expertise her complete life and thanked the SHO for giving her the chance.
“It felt nice. I had by no means imagined that such a chance would come to me,” Anjali stated, including she aspires to turn into an IAS officer.
Saroj stated he used to see Anjali practising Taekwondo with others on the Balia block floor each morning whereas jogging.
“Her observe motivated me. After inquiry, I got here to know that Anjali has gained competitions even on the worldwide degree. And that’s when it was determined to ask her to turn into SHO on the event of Republic Day,” Saroj stated, including he’s positive that Anjali has a shiny future forward of her.
He stated Anjali’s dad and mom nicely as just a few buddies had been additionally invited on the police station and an association for dinner was made for them. “She collectively hoisted the nationwide flag with me on the police station on Republic day,” he added.
“My father Manoj Kumar Swarnkar is our coach. My youngest brother Aryan (10) has performed a nationwide degree championship whereas one other brother Krish (11) has performed until state degree,” Anjali stated, including in the course of the lockdown she stored practising her strikes at house along with her two youthful brothers.
She stated her routine consists of waking up at 5 am, practising until 8 am, biking to high school ranging from 9 am and returning by 2 pm, attending teaching lessons for Maths and science and going to mattress by 10 pm.
“I wish to turn into an asset to my nation. Although I’ve represented India in a global championship it was held throughout the nation. I wish to characterize the nation in an even bigger occasion of Taekwondo someplace overseas,” Anjali stated.
Speaking about her day on the police station, Anjali stated tried to assist one Vikash Kumar, who got here to the police station to submit a written grievance in regards to the steady site visitors jam at Bhagatpur highway at Balia.
“I requested a sub-inspector Jagriti Kumari to examine the spot. It was because of encroachment,” Anjali stated, recalling some extra complaints had been additionally acquired whereas she was performing because the SHO for the day.
SHO Saroj stated based mostly on motion taken by Anjali, they’re now taking the required motion and getting ready a report back to be submitted to the sub-divisional officer for encroachment removing from the highway.
“She was made conscious of working of a police station, patrolling system and different tasks of police. A station diary entry was made noting that she headed the police station on Tuesday. She sorted all of the petitions acquired on Tuesday,” Saroj stated.
Anjali’s father Manoj stated she began coaching for Taekwondo on the age of seven. “She gained a gold medal within the 2nd India Open Worldwide G-1 Taekwondo championship held at Hyderabad in 2019 beating opponents from Australia, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Nepal,” he stated.
The proud father stated Anjali has additionally gained medals on the 63rd, sixty fourth and sixty fifth SGFI Nationwide College Video games Taekwondo U-14 championship. “She has gained medals in quite a few state and district degree Taekwondo championships,” he added.