It’s a common practice for me to bow my head with respect to Shri Umesh Chandra’s Statue at S.R.Nagar junction whenever my cab goes through that road. Nobody asks me to do so, however its a common practice of mine I have been following for the past few years. Every time I look at the statue I feel very inspirational, I feel the necessity to “Live Life with a Purpose” and above all “Do something really worthy for fellow people”. This is the ONLY statue in my life I feel is really worthy to be worshipped. The statue is exactly at the location where he was killed several years ago.
I was in my 12th class when Umesh Chandra was assassinated by the anti social elements on September 4th,1999. He was just 33 years old when he was killed. I still remember how I really read, saved several new paper articles on Umesh Chandra. After this incident, I remember my discussion with a good police officer in my neighbourhood who was from a special branch of police, he helped me understand the hardships faced by police people in several operations related to anti social elements and how much they need to work to for them to ensure the law and order of the state .
Umesh Chandra was a super cop who eliminated the unruly elements of the society. He eliminated the rowdy elements and anti social elements wherever he was posted. He was a real man with values, courage and love to the society.
Throughout his career Umesh Chandra focussed on flushing out anti social elements from the State with special focus on the anti social elements Hit areas. He designed and implemented several operations to flush out anti social elements . His honesty, sincerity, respect for his job, respect for the people in the areas , his zeal for the work won the confidence of the people and made him people’s police officer. He was worshipped like a Hero by the people wherever he worked. He started several initiatives to improve the confidence of people in the Police.
However, this sincerity to his work and the amazing popularity among people made some of his higher authorites feel insecure. He was transferred to not so dynamic department of police. However, Umesh Chandra with his amazing capabilities brought several important changes in that department by computerizing the department and with several other initiatives. At the same time, his operations towards anti social elements in the past made him the top person of the hit list of anti social elements . On Sep 4th, 1999 when he was going to office, he was killed by anti social elements at the S.R. Nagar traffic junction. Today we have a statue at the same place where he was killed.
Real Hero is the one who lives his life for the development of his fellow people with extreme courage, honesty, sincerity and dedication to the work he is into, adhering to the laws of the country. Umesh Chandra is a People’s Hero and he continues to inspire several people even now after several years of his death. THE IS NO DEATH FOR HEROES BECAUSE THEY LIVE IN OUR HEARTS 🙂
Do check this website about Shri Umesh Chandra http://www.umeshchandra.org/achievements.html
Here is a poem that describes the “True Greatness” of a person. It applies to Umesh Chandra Sir too !!!
A man is as great as the dreams he dreams, as great as the love he bears;
As great as the values he redeems, and the happiness he shares.
A man is as great as the thoughts he thinks, as the worth he has attained; As the fountains at which his spirit drinks, and the insight he has gained.
A man is as great as the truth he speaks, as great as the help he gives,
As great as the destiny he seeks, as great as the life he lives.