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CRPF Senior Commandant (Rtd.) BS Kallur reminisces nostalgic CRPF days

Octogenarian, Senior Commandant (Rtd.) CRPF, BS Kallur has retired from active or formal service long back. But the way he is engaged himself makes even people in their teens ashamed. Despite an eventful career spanning a series of encounters, and threats on life apart from being on the hit list of many ultra outfits, initially, he appeared not interested in sharing his experiences with the pioneer police force. However, after continuous persuasion for several months, he agreed to speak out when requested that his reminisces could be a great source of inspiration and motivation to all those interested in the present generation. Excerpts from his prolonged interaction over a period of time over the cell phone and personal interactions: Q: Can you brief about your native place and upbringing? BS Kallur: I was born in Dharwad on 15 February 1942 at my great-grandfather Diwan Bahadur Menasinkai Nana’s house. I had my initial schooling there in the KE Board’s High School. Later I went to th

Ms Gauri Prakash Savadi bags the High Performing Singapore Police Officer Award

Ms Gauri Prakash Savadi, an Indian ex-pat who settled in Singapore is a naturalized citizen now and originally hailing from Hubballi has made the state of Karnataka proud by bagging the prestigious High Performing Singapore Police Officer Award. The award has been bestowed for her accomplishments on the eve of the bicentennial celebrations of the Singapore Police Day Parade, Commemoration Day. However, Ms Gauri Prakash Savadi is not much elated over the feat and makes no qualms in admitting that her role as a voluntary police officer is just another one along with several other voluntary initiatives. “It is just giving back to the society which we owe very much. I believe in contributing and inspiring”, she tells. Ms Gauri Prakash Savadi She asserts, “My way of looking at it is keeping contributing wherever you are. Anyone of the age of 16 is capable physically, mentally and emotionally. Let’s all make a beginning, maybe let it start from picking up the garbage”. She has been with the