Family members of policemen stitch face masks for police
Having stitched masks for garment retailers final yr, a bunch of eight ladies from police household members’ Jnanodaya Seva Mandali right here at the moment are stitching masks for the two,000-odd metropolis police personnel.
“These women will stitch 10,000 face masks for our personnel. We have planned to give five washable cloth face masks to each of the personnel in the city police force,” Commissioner of Police N. Shashi Kumar informed reporters right here on Saturday. The police expect supply of 10,000 face masks in per week’s time, he added.
The eight ladies are among the many many household members of police personnel staying within the Police Quarters in Pandeshwar, who’ve been educated in material stitching and different abilities on the Seva Mandali. This Mandali is situated within the previous Police Welfare Centre constructing, which is on the City Police Quarters premises.
“Face masks were among the many things we stitched for the garment outlets last year. Mr. Kumar asked us to stitch masks for the personnel and we agreed. We want to complete the order well within the stipulated 10 days’ time,” mentioned Bhageerati, who runs the Mandali and leads the crew of ladies.
Susheela, one other girl stitching the masks, mentioned that Mr. Kumar gave them the face masks ready by the Karnataka State Reserve Police Force in Bengaluru utilizing the ‘Khaki’ materials that’s used for police uniform. “We were a bit apprehensive about the material. But when we used it, we found these masks to be comfortable. We are preparing the same type of masks,” she mentioned.
The metropolis police offered the fabric, elastic tape and different supplies for the crew. “We finish our household chores and come here to stitch masks during the day,” mentioned Asha, one other member concerned within the job. “We are happy that the masks stitched by us will be used by my husband and his colleagues who are fighting to prevent spread of COVID-19,” mentioned Poornima, spouse of Ravi Kumar, who works within the Traffic South police station.
Netravathi, spouse of Assistant Sub-Inspector Janardhan, mentioned that is the primary time she is stitching face masks. The different members concerned in stitching masks are Sunitha, Poornima and Tanuja.
Mr. Kumar mentioned the town police will give honorarium to every of the eight ladies. “If any other department wants face masks, we will arrange to get it stitched from these women,” he added.