With the theme “Prevention of crime,” a mega walkathon was organized by the Banaswadi Police Station in association with CMR Group of Institutions on 22nd Jan 2020. The purpose of the walkathon was to create awareness in the general public about prevention of crimes. The walkathon was the brainchild of Sri. K.C. Ramamurthy, former IGP, Bangalore, Chairman of CMR Group of Institutions and member of the Rajya Sabha, Sri Sharanappa IPS, DCP (East Division, Bengaluru), Sri Padhmanabhan, Corporator and the Banaswadi Police. Nearly 500 students from CMR University, City Campus took part in this event and walked the streets for about four kms.
The walkathon was formally flagged off by Sri K.C. Ramamurthy. Sri Sharanappa IPS, DCP (East Division, Bengaluru) addressed the gathering and expressed his concerns about the increasing crime rate. He stated, “It is a never-ending relationship between the criminals and the police, we make sure we catch the criminals and keep the people safe”. He spread awareness about the newly launched Suraksha app, which is exclusively designed for the safety of women. He also spoke about the essence of Namma 100, an emergency assistance telephone number to which the police try to respond within 7 seconds and resolve the issue by reaching the distress area within 15 mins.
Sri K.C. Ramamurthy, the Chairman of CMR University elaborated on the government initiatives available for the protection of women, children and the common man. He stated that it is unfortunate that the facilities are unknown to the common man and they are more often exercised only when the common man is a victim of crime. Hence, there is a need to create awareness in the public.
The students of CMR University, City Campus marched with placards carrying ‘crime awareness’ and ‘women safety’ messages. Over 500 Students from all disciplines participated in the awareness program. The students marched over 4 kms, starting from the University gate to Kullappa Circle. This was a great social welfare initiative taken by the CMR Group of Institutions and Banasawadi Police.