Nagpur: One of the most difficult and sensitive operations undertaken by Nagpur Police was the ‘Operation Muskan’. Displaying a rare sensitivity towards the lost children, the Nagpur City Police headed by Commissioner of Police S P Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police Rajwardhan, Additional Commissioner of Police Shrikant Tarwade and Deputy Commissioner of Police Deepali Masirkar, this ‘Project Muskan’ yielded its desired results and with the active support and hard work of all the police officials from all police stations, 611 children could be re-united with their parents.
In a special programme organized by the Nagpur City Police, the In-Charge of Social Security Branch of Nagpur Crime Branch Police Inspector B M Powar made the introductory remarks. He said that based on the directives of Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi, this Operation Muskan was initiated throughout Maharashtra on July 1, 2015 to July 31, 2015.
He claimed that 34 minor boys and 109 minor girls were re-united with their parents. The number of lost and found men included 213, women were 255 and were restored to their parents.
The Operation Muskan had the active support and efforts by Child Welfare Officer of every police station and their staff. The active support of the police officer and staff of the Social Security Branch of Nagpur Crime Branch too led to the success of the programme. Around 20 executives of the Police Headquarters took special efforts in the Operation Muskan.
While addressing the media personnel, the In-Charge of Social Security Branch of Nagpur Crime Branch Police Inspector B M Powar explained about the strenuous work rendered by the police officials in restoring the lost kids to their parents. He claimed that in one case a boy was restored to his widowed mother on the festive day of Id-ul-zuha.
While addressing the media personnel, Commissioner of Police S P Yadav claimed that only the parents of the missing children know the pangs of separation and the traumatic experience they go through each day till they find the lost child. The Operation Muskan was a very successful operation which he claimed would continue from now on, since they were proud to experience the profound happiness which they saw in the parents of the lost and found children. He claimed that the sight could bring tears to the eyes of anyone who saw the scene of lost children being re-united with their parents.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Deepali Masirkar gave a description of the whole project right from the on-set of the programme to its logical end. She claimed that the active support of the media, the joint efforts of all the police officials resulted in the lost children reuniting with their parents. DCP Deepali Masirkar lifted a child named Muskan who related her plight of how she just went out for roaming and ended up at the Railway Station and how she was found by the police officials and how happy she is to be restored to her parents. DCP Masirkar claimed that the statistics show that almost every two hours one kid goes missing in India. She also thanked the media and NGOs for their active support.
Some parents of the found children too were present in the programme. They profusely thanked the Police Commissioner S P Yadav and the Nagpur City Police Department. They also claimed that the In-Charge of Social Security Branch of Nagpur Crime Branch Police Inspector B M Powar is almost a god for them for playing a proactive part in tracing the lost children and finding them and reuniting them with their parents. Tears of joy and gratitude flowed unhindered while addressing the media personnel.