RPF inspector gets featured in textbook

Rekha Mishra (in uniform)

A lady inspector of the Railway Protection Force (RPF), who has rescued hundreds of destitute and runaway children, has been featured in the Class X textbook in Maharashtra.

RPF's Sub Inspector Rekha Mishra of the Central Railway has rescued children from stations on the Central Railway.

She has found a place in a chapter in the Maharashtra state board's Marathi textbook for Class X.

"It's a moment of great pride indeed," she said.

CR's general manager felicitated Rekha for the feat. "She is doing an excellent job and simultaneously serving a noble cause, too. Her being part of the chapter in the textbook will definitely inspire the new generation," he said.

Rekha joined the RPF in 2014 and is currently posted at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.

Born in an army family, Rekha hails from Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh.

"Most children run away after a tiff with their parents or to meet their Facebook friends or even to meet their favourite film stars or even attracted by the glamour of Mumbai," Rekha had told DH earlier.

"My job is to check that they do not get into wrong hands," she said, adding she reunites the kids with parents. Most of the kids rescued by her are in the age group of 13 and 16.

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