Police launch civic action programme to combat Maoists in Odisha

Special Armed Police personnel have launched a civic action programme in Odisha's Gajapati District to combat left wing extremism and bridge the gap between the villagers and the security personnel. The force distributed medicines and various other essential commodities to the villagers. It also handed out sports and stationery products to students in the area. Hadibandhu Nayak, a local welcomed the programme and said that the initiative would help to bridge the gap between the personnel and the locals of the village. Children from the district participated in the various sports activities and dance performances, which were a part of the workshop. Deputy Commandant, Odisha Special Armed Police (OSAP) Battalion, Jugal Behera said that the programme is organized with an aim to raise confidence among villagers towards the police forces.