7-year-old cancer patient becomes police officer for a day at MumbaiThink Change India
The Mumbai Police recently made headlines for their heartwarming gesture of making seven-year-old cancer patient Arpit Mandal an officer for a day. Arpit always dreamt of becoming a police officer one day, and the Mumbai Police fulfilled his dream and ambition, even if it was only for a day.
The Mumbai Police joined hands with the Make-a-Wish India Foundation to fulfill Arpit’s dream, and gave him an opportunity to take on the role of a police officer for a day at the Mulund police station. The Make-a-Wish Foundation offers experiences to the children belonging to the age group of three to 17 suffering from life-threatening diseases.
A post was shared by the Mumbai Police on its Twitter handle with a compilation of Arpit's photographs while at the police station. One photo sees the seven-year-old in a police uniform writing something while sitting at a desk in the station. Another photo shows him sitting at the desk as he is surrounded by a few police officers, while he can be seen cutting the cake in another one.
The caption of the photograph shared on Twitter read “A boy whom even cancer could not scare, definitely deserves to be police station incharge.”
Along with the photo shared, the Mumbai Police also shared a beautiful post. It said,
Mulund Police Station was completely won over by the undaunted spirit of 7-year-old Arpit Mandal, fighting cancer! If we could, we would fulfill all his wishes beyond just being a Police inspector for a day #ProtectingSmiles @MakeAWishIndia.
The Mumbai Police is known for making these heartwarming gestures, and have won the hearts of millions across the country in the past as well. Once, the Sakinaka police station threw a surprise party for a complainant after the officers came to know that it was his birthday. This happened when the complainant went to the police to file an FIR.