While majority of officials admit their children to study in educational institutions of repute, Coorg SP Dr. Suman D. Pennekar has set an example by admitting her two-year-six-month-old daughter Kushi to an anganwadi centre located near Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa College, here.
SP Suman wanted Khushi to start her education by learning Kannada, her mother tongue, and hence admitted her to the anganwadi kendra.
The SP’s daughter takes part actively in all activities and also receives food everyday like other children of the kendra.
“Khushi, apart from taking part in all activities, enjoys every moment spent with other 17 children at the kendra,” said Anaganawadi Teacher Neetu.
Speaking to Star of Mysore, Saraswathi Pennekar, SP Suman Pennekar’s mother, said that it is important to see that Khushi does not develop the feeling of being a daughter to an influential officer. Instead, she must mingle with other children and pick up good values and ethics from Government institutions like the anganwadi centres.
SP Suman, who drops Khushi to the centre every day, also spends time with other children while she comes to pick her from the centre.
A qualified Ayurvedic Doctor, Suman, is a native of Beedi village in Belagavi district. The 2013-batch IPS officer took charge as Kodagu SP in May, 2018.
Meanwhile, the photograph of SP Suman taking a selfie with her daughter and children at the anganwadi centre had gone viral. She has also been receiving appreciation from all corners of the society for her affection towards mother tongue and Government institutions.