JHANDI: A 30-year-old woman police constable become an internet sensation after a picture of her with six-month-old daughter at work went viral on social media platforms.
Constable Archana Jayant, had been posted in Jhansi since 2016 at Jhansi Kotwali Police Station had no option but to get her daughter to work as her husband works with a leading car manufacturer in Gurgaon and her elder daughter, 10-year-old Kanak lives with her grandparents in Kanpur, reported Times of India.
In the photo that went viral, Archana is seen working while her daughter baby Anika is sleeping on the reception desk.
— Navniet Sekera (@navsekera) October 27, 2018
“Meet ‘MotherCop’ Archana posted at Kotwali, Jhansi for whom the duties of motherhood and the department go side by side! She deserves a salute!” tweeted Rahul Srivastav, a senior police officer in Uttar Pradesh.
Meet ‘MotherCop’ Archana posted at kotwali jhansi for whom the duties of motherhood & the department go side by side !
She deserves a Salute !! pic.twitter.com/oWioMNAJub
— RAHUL SRIVASTAV (@upcoprahul) October 27, 2018
“She is sincere and dedicated to work,” Kotwali SO, Umesh Chandra Tripathi, told the newspaper. DIG, Jhansi range, Shubhash Singh Bhagel has even given her a cash reward of Rs 1,000.
“My seniors have been very helpful. Often, my daughter begins wailing while I am at work. My colleagues then take care of her,” said Archana.
“I wish I could get a transfer to Agra so that I could be with my family and raise both my daughters along with carrying on my work,” said Archana.
Thousands of users on social media showered praises and asked the police department to provide day-care facilities to working mothers.
There should be a hall or a room for kids who r infants in every police stations. This type of work will give the message that there is a change taking place in the society. Great job. pic.twitter.com/OWmMf1vmJI
— Amit Kiran Singh 'SENGAR' (@amitkiransingh) October 27, 2018
Sir this suggests d much required #PoliceReforms & thr is nothing great about this picture. The kid should be in a crèche rather on a table. Hope Govt provide basic amenities to Police & pays them well so they need not to harass common men & r not dressed criminals #No2Corruption
— HuMEN Rights Activist⏺️ (@HumanRightsAct6) October 27, 2018