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Howrah women cops take underprivileged kids for pandal-hopping

Kolkata: Officers of Howrah Women Police Station took children from less privileged background for a tour in different Durga Puja mandaps.
The initiative brought smiles on the faces of children who were taken to the popular Puja mandaps by the police.
Around 35 children were taken in a bus to different Puja mandaps. It was a different experience for the children.
Clad in new clothes and with lots of gifts in their hands, the children boarded the bus from near Howrah Women Police Station.
It was also a great experience for them as Puja organisers welcomed all the children with great love and affection. The children hardly get the opportunity to visit the Puja mandaps.
So they were excited after getting the opportunity and enjoyed the entire day while hopping from one Puja mandap to the other.
The women police shared stories while going in the bus from one Puja mandap to another. They had felt as if they went to the Puja mandaps with someone who is very close to them.
They were excited to see the huge structures of Puja mandaps and the them- based pujas as well. For some of them, it was the first time when they visited such popular Puja mandaps in Howrah.
After seeing such a humane attitude of the police, some of them have even expressed their wish to become a policeman so that they can support more children like them to get established in their lives.
Bhavna Gupta, assistant commissioner of police in Howrah, said: "This is the first time such an initiative has been taken. We will be expanding the programme in the coming years."
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