21 May 2020
Bhubaneswar: As the State reeled under the effects of Cyclone Amphan (in addition to the deadly Coronavirus) Odisha Police has shown their mettle by rendering their untiring and selfless services to the affected people in distress and bringing succor to them by all possible means.
As Cyclone Amphan crossed the coasts of Odisha resulting in destruction, the police personnel across the State reached out people in distress, and effectively handled the restoration of road and communication network in the far flung areas of the State.
Baghmari village under Talchuan PS and Pentha village under Rajnagar PS of Kendrapara dist are remote.But not for police .Well done Kendrapara https://t.co/kqRINXPAKN are some photos of evacuation there. pic.twitter.com/bc6h8d1tqF— DGP, Odisha (@DGPOdisha) May 19, 2020
Be it Mayurbhanj's Bangiriposi, Bhadrak's Chandbali and Basudevpur, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, the police personnel were seen clearing roads after the Cyclone Amphan ripped across the State.
The roads of remote far flung Baghmari village under Talchuan PS and Pentha village under Rajnagar PS of Kendrapara were cleared by the police.
Despite heavy winds, officers of Bansada in Bhadrak were seen clearing roads.
Road clearing work continues byChandbali PS personnel. pic.twitter.com/X9RQaLUJDC— BhadrakPolice (@SpBhadrak) May 20, 2020
We are serving food and transport to stranded people going outside Odisha with generous grants sanctioned under CMRF. pic.twitter.com/vNOdlPg00U— BhadrakPolice (@SpBhadrak) May 21, 2020
At this hour of crisis, Odisha Police came forward and stood solidly with the affected people. Hours before the cyclone, police undertook massive awareness exercise among the public and helped in the evacuation process and as the Cyclone struck, it jumped into the restoration process.
Kendrapara's SP Niti Sekhar and DIG Ashis Singh were seen moving round remote areas and bringing people to safe shelters working towards their commitment to zero casualty approach of Odisha government.
@spkendrapara so Glad to see the way u, & Ashis DIG moving round remote areas and bringing ppl to safe shelters speaks volumes abt ur commitment to Zero Casualty Approach of @Naveen_Odisha . Proud of you all.@CMO_Odisha @SecyChief @SRC_Odisha @osdmaodisha @odisha_police— Pradeep Jena IAS (@PradeepJenaIAS) May 19, 2020
They always rise to the occasion and play their role. In every situation, the Odisha police discharged their duties relentlessly to serve the people round the clock to protect and keep the citizens safe, be it fight against Coronavirus or Cyclone Amphan.
As citizens of Odisha, we salute these brave frontline warriors who have served the citizens with true grit and determination in the time of need, whenever it arose.