Yavatmal police in Maharashtra have gone beyond the call of duty and played ‘Good Samaritan’. They have donated Rs 7.5 lakh to the district collector. Of the total amount, Rs 2.5 lakh is meant for educational expenditure of poor and needy students of the deceased farmers in six tehsils of the district while Rs 5 lakh is donated to ‘Baliraja Chetana Abhiyan’.
According to The Times Of India, the cops raised the funds by holding a cultural and entertainment programme from May 16 to 21. They also dipped into the police welfare fund and their salary. Mumbai-based troupe ‘Saj aur Aawaz’ was invited to perform at different places in Yavatmal district. Generally, the money collected is used for educational needs of cops’ children, temporary repairing of their residential quarters and medical treatment.
However, this year Yavatmal Police donated Rs 2.5 lakh towards the educational expenses of the 25 children of the deceased farmers from Umarkhed (5), Pusad (3), Darwha (4), Pandharkawda (5), Wani (4) and Yavatmal (4) respectively.
At present, the government-sponsored ‘Baliraja Chetana Abhiyan’ is underway in the district and it requires a considerable amount to meet the expenses. The police department has raised Rs 5 lakh of which Rs 2.5 lakh each was raised from the salary of constabulary and police welfare fund. It was handed over to collector Sachindra Pratap Singh on Monday by SP Akhilesh Kumar Singh.