The book, ‘Fearless Forever’, has been published by Navneet Publications in five languages: English, Hindi, Marathi and for the first time in Urdu and Gujarati. Around one lakh copies, sponsored by ICICI Bank, were distributed free to the students on Friday evening at a programme, organised by Anjuman-I-Islam School at Chhatrapathi Shivaji Terminal. Several senior police officials were present on the occasion.
The 28-page book begins with a message by the top cop and ends with a list of phone numbers of 93 police stations and several control rooms across Mumbai. After ‘Mission Mrityunjay’, this is the second such interaction that city police officials had with school and college students.
Sadanad Date, Joint Commissioner (Law and Order), says, “Twelve years ago, Navneet had made ‘Chota Police’ for us and that had become very famous. Now, the creative team at Navneet decided to recreate that success and reach out to educational institutions”.
Date, further added, “It is not enough to call 100 numbers; it is not enough to know it and it is not enough to inform the police. You have to feel responsible and keep your family, friends and neighbourhood safe at all times”.
Singh, by citing several examples, urged children not to remain mute spectators to any crime incidents taking place in their presence. Singh encouraged them to report them so that the accused can be arrested.
While giving an example from a previous incident, Singh said, “A few years ago in Sangli, Amruta Deshpande, a 18-year-old girl, was stabbed to death in broad daylight by her boyfriend. Around 100 persons assembled there, but no one stopped the accused and none of them took the victim to a nearby hospital. You must ensure that no such incident ever occurs in the institute you study in”.