For any parent seeing their child be a success and surpass all that they have done is always a matter of pride. It was no different for Constable Janardan Singh of Vibhutikhand in Lucknow.
In ensuring that his duty comes before everything else, Singh stood in attention and saluted Superintendent of Police, Anoop Kumar Singh, who took charge of the northern Lucknow region on Saturday.
The reason this is special is that Anoop happens to be Janardan’s son.
A 2014-batch IPS officer Anoop recalls his early years in an interview with The Times of India. He says, “I still remember, he used to carry me and my younger sister Madhu to our school in Barabanki on his bicycle. He worked very hard to ensure our studies continued. Despite financial crunch, he never let my studies suffer, my school fees were always paid on time, and I got all the books I needed. He would go on duty, and we would not meet for months, but he kept a tab on our studies and activities in school by inquiring from his peers in the city.”
While Janardan is filled with emotions, he says that once outside the house and on-duty, Anoop is his senior and he will show him that respect. He has absolutely no qualms in saluting Anoop as well.
Speaking to the publication, Janardan said, “My first priority would be to ensure that our relation(ship) does not influence my work in any way.”
Anoop grew up in a household that emphasised virtues and integrity; it is these values that have helped him get this far. His father would often say that no job is big or small. Even if you choose to be a gardener, be the best there is.
Janardan and Anoop live under the same roof, and once at home, Janardan is a doting grandfather who enjoys the time he spends playing with his granddaughter.
You may also like to read another heartwarming tale of a father-daughter IPS duo from Telangana here.
(Edited by Shruti Singhal)