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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Inspiration - 'Poorna' trainer IPS officer turns construction labour in Telangana



Ever heard of an IPS officer do hard labour as a construction worker? On Sunday, 47-year-old R S Praveen Kumar did just that. The country, in fact, is raving about him as the man who mentored Poorna climb the Everest. Praveen Kumar's role has been essayed by producer-director-actor Rahul Bose in 'Poorna' that got released last week.

His portrayal on the big screen notwithstanding, Praveen Kumar, who is the secretary of Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society, did not allow his fame on the big screen to affect his down-to-earth behaviour. Joining volunteers of 'Swaero' who are alumni of social welfare institutions, the IPS officer carried cement, bricks and construction material to help construct a house of a family in Warangal.

"I spent my Sunday in construction of New home in Warangal for the family of Sireesha who died of dengue last year. Her family is living in abject poverty and I am surprised their hut doesn't even have walls and floor. Absolutely sub-human," the IPS officer said.

"It is mandatory for Swaeroes to help the poorest, construct/repair their homes in our Holy Month," he said thanking all who 'offered their sweat today.'



RS Praveen Kumar IPS, is Secretary, Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society. He is Secretary of APSWREIS, and oversaw the functioning of about 290 residential schools. He is a honest, passionate IPS officer who, for years, chose deliberately to serve in the Social Welfare department for his passion towards uplifting the downtrodden. Even when the Telangana State is formed, he preferred the same post. He is the brain behind the social welfare school students Poorna and Anand’s conquest of Mt. Everest. He is father figure for the kids so much so that both kids want to be IPS officers and name Praveen Kumar as their idol. They even dedicated their Mt Everest conquest to him.

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