Pune: The city police on Saturday launched Muslim community outreach programme 'Mission Parwaz', wherein career guidance for various competitive exams will be provided. In Urdu, Parwaz means first flight of a bird.
The ambitious project has been launched under 15 police stations across Pune.
Pune Police Commissioner Rashmi Shukla launched the programme at a function held at Savitribai Phule Sabhagruha in Lohiyanagar. She urged the Muslim youth to enhance and uprgrade their skills in different streams.
"Pune Police will provide support to Muslim youth to boost their confidence, which will help the society," she added.
Police officials said that special focus is being accorded to competitive exams related to Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) and Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), defence services, banking, railways, Staff Selection Commission (SSC), etc. Special coaches and academicians will be invited to deliver talks on civil services, which will motivate the youth. The State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) ground in Wanavadi will be made available to youth to practice physical fitness to meet the stringent standards of the Army, police force and the par-military forces.
Commissioner Shukla recently had also formed a committee of experts to work on the Mission. The team comprises of AKI Poona College's sociology department head Dr Gulab Pathan, Tilak Maharashtra University sociology department head Dr Vishal Jadhav, Sarfaraj Pathan, senior IBM officer and Sigma Skill Excellency head Shafi Shaikh.
During the first phase, areas under Kondhwa, Khadak, Wanavadi, Yerawada, Khadki, Hadapsar, Mundhwa, Faraskhana, Nigdi and Bhosari police stations will be covered.
Senior Police Inspector Rajendra Mokashi, in-charge of Khadak police station, said, "We have already started interacting with the youth and will help them in career counselling, free coaching, etc, for the upliftment of Muslim youth."