It is rightly said that there is no greater pillar of stability than a strong, free and educated woman. Dr Pritpal Kaur Batra, an IPS Officer from the 2016s batch is a living proof of it who works tirelessly for the education of the underprivileged children in her District Noklak in Nagaland, apart from her daily duties.
The locals know her as a potential, young, down to earth and passionate IPS Officer who has always advocated truth and education. While joining her new constituency, Pritpal knew that education is one of the resources that the place lacks the most, basic infrastructure and other facilities remaining secondary. The place borders Myanmar and is in the remotest district in the country.
Pritpal says that when she was first posted in this place, something which moved her to go beyond her call of duty was the warm and welcoming nature of the residents.
“Aside from the sheer beauty of the place, what touched me the most was how genuine and kind people were to me when I arrived there in the year 2018. Despite being an outsider, they made me feel at home. That’s what inspired me to go above and beyond the call of duty.” Pritpal told in an interview with The Better India.
To do something for the students who aspire for Civil Services, she opened a coaching center with the help of other officers of her department. Timings were flexible and were kept to cater to the needs of both teachers and the students so that they both could attend to their respective duties and works after that. Apart from the Service Commissions syllabus, students are also prepared for the Staff Selection Commission, Central Armed Police Forces, Bank and State Level departmental exams.