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About The Speaker:
Arjit Sen Thakur (Superintendent of Police, Hamirpur District, Himachal Pradesh)
Arjit is an engineer by education and has worked at various MNCs in Chennai, Bangalore and Delhi before joining the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 2013 (Himachal Pradesh cadre).
He has previously served as the Additional Superintendent of Police at Kangra, Mandi and Shimla districts and has also served as Aide de Camp (ADC) to His Excellency – The Governor of Himachal Pradesh.
A crucial area of his work has been the prevention of drug abuse and illicit trafficking of narcotics. He has focused on developing mechanisms of collaborative policing and utilizing information technology– something that has also proved effective in the fight against COVID-19 in District Hamirpur.
Webinar Series: The World Has Changed
Webinar Topic: Policing in the time of a Pandemic
About the Session:
The COVID-19 induced pandemic has been a testing time for all government and civil bodies. While all doctors, paramedics and healthcare workers have been our frontline heroes – risking their lives by tackling and battling against this adversary, policing across the country has faced its own unique challenges. Join Harssh A Poddar (Superintendent of Police for Beed District, Maharashtra) and Arjit Sen Thakur (Superintendent of Police, Hamirpur District, Himachal Pradesh) as they share the challenges they have faced and the crucial steps they have taken to ensure their districts are safe. From the small town of Beed to the hilly terrain of Hamirpur, they will discuss the impact of the pandemic on two unique and different parts of the country.