Daughters, they say, are lucky if take after the fathers.
Truly, it was a sight to behold when a proud father saluted his daughter, now holding a deputy superintendent of police’s (DSP) post in Andhra Pradesh’s Tirupati last Sunday.
And to all those who witnessed the heart-warming moment.
It was a proud moment for circle inspector Y. Shyam Sundar when he saluted his daughter, Yendluru Jessy Prasanthi, who is presently posted as the DSP of Guntur district. Both are in Tirupati to attend the Andhra Pradesh State Police Duty Meet titled ‘Ignite’, being held there from January 4 to 7.
The Guntur DSP said she wasn’t very comfortable when she noticed her father saluting her. “This is the first time that we met on duty. I wasn’t very comfortable with him saluting me, after all he’s my father. I asked him not to salute me, but it happened. I also returned the salute,” she said.
Jessy, who hails from the 2018 batch, came face-to-face with her father for the first time while on duty ever since she joined the department.
“My father is my major inspiration. I’ve grown up seeing him serving the people relentlessly. He has helped many people in whatever way he could. That’s what made me choose this department. I have a very positive outlook towards the department,” the DSP shared.
A similar situation was witnessed in 2018 in the neighbouring Telugu state when former deputy commissioner of police A.R. Uma Maheshwara Sarma saluted his daughter Sindhu Sarma, who was posted as the superintendent of police in Telangana’s Jagtial district.
Sindhu is a 2014 batch Indian Police Service officer. The daughter and father had come face-to-face while on duty for a public meeting organised by the TRS on the outskirts of Hyderabad. A photo of the touching moment of the father saluting the daughter had gone viral back then.