Pedalling to popularise  Pan India Helpline 112

Pedalling to popularise Pan India Helpline 112

December 19, 2020

Following the launch of 112 Helpline, a Pan India single number Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) for citizens in emergencies or crisis, the City Police this morning took out a Cycle Jatha on five different routes in city, in association with a host of organisations in order to create public awareness on the new Pan India Helpline number.

The rally was held as part of the City Police’s Crime Prevention Month with support from organisations such as Mysuru Cyclists Association, Trin Trin, Kreatement events, the Thought School, Columbia Asia Hospital, Red FM and University of Mysore (UoM).

City Police Commissioner Dr. Chandragupta and MLA L.Nagendra jointly flagged off the rally in front of Kote Anjaneyaswamy Temple at the Palace North Gate. The rally had the theme ‘Mysuru – My City – Safe City – Call 112’, a Pledge Board of which was signed by Dr. Chandragupta at the start of the rally.

Speaking after flagging off the rally, the Top Cop said the City Police are observing Crime Prevention Month from Dec. 1 to 31 and as part of it, a host of public awareness programmes are being held across the city throughout the month. Underlining the importance of the rally, he said that the people can call 112 to avail Police services during any emergencies or crisis.

Pointing out that an Emergency Response Police vehicle has been launched in the city as part of ERSS, he stressed on the need for widespread campaigns for sensitising public on the importance of calling Namma 112 Helpline during any emergency. He said that handbills on Namma 112 Hepline are being distributed among the public in order to educate and sensitise them. He also appealed people to join hands with Police for building a healthy and responsible society.

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MLA L. Nagendra, in his address, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as part of an effort to ensure safety and security of every citizen in the country, launched the Pan India single number. Maintaining that the Helpline is part of an initiative to bring about unity among different sections of the society, he said that the public must not hesitate to call this Helpline when they are caught in an emergency situation or are facing safety crisis.

More than 250 persons from different fields, including athletes and sports persons from UoM, Traffic Wardens, Home Guards and members of a few other voluntary organisations, took part in the rally. More than 110 Trin Trin bicycles were used for the rally.

DCPs Dr. A.N. Prakash Gowda and Geetha Prasanna, ACPs Sandesh Kumar, Shashidhar, Mariyappa, Poornachandra Tejaswi and M. Shivashankar, Traffic Police Inspectors Aruna Kumari, Basavaraju, Vinay, Muniyappa and Prasanna Kumar, RJs Rashmi and Raghav of Red FM, Columbia Asia Hospital General Manager Gautam Das, Chief of Medical Services Dr. Upendra Shenoy and others were present.

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “Pedalling to popularise Pan India Helpline 112”

  1. concerned citizen says:

    Reading the article three times, I still cannot understand if dialing ‘112’ will ensure emergency police assistance (the only type of emergency possible with this number?) or if this is the only three digit number to dial for ANY/ALL emergency services whether it is for Police, Ambulance or Fire.

    FOCUS on the CORE message. Use a graphic so even a non-English viewer of your newspaper can understand the message of this article. Imagine how helpful this article will be with a graphic of an Ambulance, a Fire truck and Police station/Police person as three points on a circle and this critical number ‘112’, centrally placed above an icon of a telephone, connecting to all three services. The picture in this article is instead, people on bicycles which conveys nothing related to the importance of a life-saving service. I am quite sure with an appropriate graphic, most readers will cut it out of the newspaper and stick it in their homes, businesses and offices. Can SOM expect a better reader appreciation than that?

    This is an important and potentially LIFE-SAVING service. A lot of planning and integration of multiple departments has been done for the successful delivery of this service. Please spend a couple of extra minutes to ensure your article clearly conveys the message, for your readers/subscribers. Please avoid verbose articles that list names of people who attended the event. That adds nothing to an important message such as this one.


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