Orphaned female children from slums, now put in schools, had an opportunity to meet City Police Commissioner A.K. Viswanathan at his office in Vepery and take a tour of the premises on Saturday.

Around 21 children, studying from Standard II to VIII from Bishop Aelen Home for Children, came to the Commissioner’s office in the morning. With the help of well-wishers, the home’s founder, Sr. Rose, got an appointment with Mr. Viswanathan.

Interacting with the children, Mr. Viswanathan told them to focus on studies and also inquired about each one’s goal in life.

When many of them said they wanted to join the police force, Mr. Viswanathan said, “You should work hard to achieve your goal. Complete your degree and prepare for civil services examinations . If you work hard, you can accomplish your goal.”

The Commissioner told his colleagues to take the children around his office and explain the functioning of various wings.

Women personnel took the children around the control room and briefed them on its functioning.

Sister Rose told
The Hindu
, “Whenever a new child comes to our home, we ask him/her about interests and ambitions. We facilitated a meeting with the commissioner to motivate them.”

The children were then taken to a restaurant for lunch.

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