Hoping to elicit the Good Samaritan in citizens, Ambala-Panchkula commissioner of police OP Singh is set to the launch a ‘Help and Tell’ Facebook initiative.
On the Facebook page, public can share their acts of helpfulness and kindness, which a committee would review and honour.
“The spirit of helping others eliminates a lot of bad traits in a person, such as fleecing. It is a general idea and not connected with policing. We are planning to organise a marathon event on April 5 in this regard,” said Singh, while interacting with mediapersons in Panchkula on Tuesday.
“People have to trust each other that they would get help when in need. The marathon event will be a platform for the public to hold discussions on the matter,” he said, while adding that a committee of citizens would select the best act of helpfulness from those uploaded on the Facebook page and he or she would be honoured.
When asked if the initiative will help bring down the crime rate, he replied, “When people help each other, it will naturally bring down the crime rate, which rises from the feeling of personal gains by hurting others.”
Meanwhile, with an aim to exhort people from all sections of society to participate in the marathon, the commissioner of police went to the slums in Mansa Devi Complex, Gandhi Colony, where he interacted with residents and invited them to share their concerns.
Similar to initiative for cops
‘Help and Tell’ initiative is similar to the ‘SAVE programme’ where cops upload their acts of helping citizens on a Whatsapp group. However, in ‘Help and Tell’, members of the public will get the chance to upload their acts of helping others.