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Kakkan: The Minister Who Slept On The Platform Bench!

When  Kamaraj was the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, he had Seven Ministers in his Cabinet. P Kakkan (1909-1981) was one among them in the Cabinet. He was given the following portfolios: HOME PWD AGRICULTURE IRRIGATION ANIMAL HUSBANDRY POLICE JAILS PRISON FINANCE EDUCATION LABOUR PROHIBITION. He was Cabinet Minister for 10 years. While touring, he used to wash his clothes (himself). Once he toured Trichy. He missed the train. The next train was on the next day morning. He never approached anyone including the railway staff. He just SLEPT ON THE RAILWAY PLATFORM BENCH. At midnnight, railway police woke him up with the POLICE LATHIS. The police asked him who are you? You cannot sleep here. Go away. He replied “ Sir. My name is Kakkan. I am the Minister for the Police and Home Department. I will leave once the train arrives in the morning. The Policemen were shocked. Sir our apologies to you. Forgive us.  Sir, you can stay in the first-class waiting room.  He replied; No. This comfort is suff

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