Saritha wins 3 gold medals in SI training; reunited with 15-month-old son
Thrissur: Abhimanyu, a 15-month old baby was eagerly waiting for his mother Saritha who was busy with the passing out parade from Thrissur Police Academy. After completing the Police Sub Inspector training, she rushed to Abhimanyu with three gold medals which she won for her best performances during the training. Abhimanyu was excited to play with the gold medals.
The gold medals including the Chief Minister’s medal was a real reward for the mother who got separated from her three-month-old son to join the training session.
Saritha joined the SI training at Thrissur Police academy just three months after delivery. Her mother and mother-in-law took care of the baby in her absence. It was after three long months, Saritha got a chance to meet her son. Usually, the police trainees get holidays after three months.
Only four times the mother had the opportunity to rush to Oyoor in Kollam to meet her son.
During training, Saritha won three medals including the Chief Minister’s medal for the best cadet. It is for the first time in the history of Kerala Police SI training that a woman has bagged the Chief Minister’s medal and won three medals.
A total of 14 women were among the 104 SI trainees at the police academy. Saritha won the medals after competing with all these cadets. She was selected as the all-rounder, best all-rounder, best outdoor in weapon and parade sections. She was also the top scorer in forensic science.
When she joined Kerala Police as a constable, she won recognitions for best parade commander and all-rounder. After completing the passing out parade, she joined as an SI in Thiruvananthapuram Rural Police.
Saritha is the wife of Binu, an electronic mechanic at Usha International company.
“When I received the medals at the passing out parade, I was sad that my family was not there to witness the moment. Due to COVID-19 protocol, nobody was allowed to attend the passing out parade,” said Saritha.