An exclusive interview with Manoj Kant Dash, editor in chief, odishabarta
OB: Welcome and Namskar
OB: Sir,Please tell us something about you (?).
Asish:I myself Asish Singh,My father Ashok Kumar Singh , Mother,Mrs.Shail Kumari and we are three sisters. My Date of Birth is 5th March,1080 and birth place is Azamgarh (U.P).I completed my master degree in Ancient History.
OB: If not mind could you please tell us your date of marriage (?)
Asish: Sure,it was 12th December,2004.
OB: You are blessed with (?)
Asish: (Smile) Two Children’s Son Master Yatharath and Daughter Miss.Hritika.
OB: Nice Dear, Why you opt for Indian Police Service (IPS) ?.
Asish:Good question Mr.Dash, see in my City maximums are in Indian Civil Service each and every family. During my College Career I have taken a stand if, he/she can why not me (?). So with that determination I improved my will power to be a Police officer and to make the dream of mine as well my parents true.
OB: So, Dear, finally you success (?).
Asish: Sure why not if the will power is strong anything can be possible and I proved it.
OB: When you got IPS (?).
Asish:I got IPS in the year 2004 .and you know to achieve my Goal I did 15/16 Hours labour per day in studies.
OB: Congrats. You got Odisha cadre IPS is not it (?).
OB: Dear, tell us after the training your probation posting stations are Please (?).
Asish: 1st I posted at Malkangiri as SDPO then Bonai(Sundargarh District),Gunupur,(Rayagada District). After my Probation I was posted as Superintendent of Police, Rayagada, Keonjhar, Ganjam,Puri and now again Ganjam and Berhampur Police District.
OB: Dear earlier you are SP, Ganjam, in which year (?).
Asish: It was in the year 2012 to 2014 than I posted as SP,Puri now again back to Ganjam.
OB: What I recall exactly during your tenure 2012-14 you are very much concentrate on Maoist operation. that time people of Odisha still remembering your name. But today we are getting a separate type of message from public that “DABANG-BACK” (?).
Asish: ha ha ha....you know Mr.Dash now I am in dual charges both Ganjam and Berhampur Police District. I am sharing more time to Berhampur police District cause of many Anti-Social roaming and operating their crime every day. Keeping in view I have taken the issue on priority to clean crime first with a mission 100% from Berhampur city so that a common man even a lady can move openly in late night without fear.
OB: Nice, Do think have you won the Success with this mission (?).
Asish: Yes you see how many anti-socials, Plot Mafias and Goons are now in Jail .
OB: TRUE, any more tips Please (?).
Asish: Look by now I have achieved 50% task especially in Crime control as a whole in Ganjam. If I shall continue for another few months. I am confident to make Ganjam total crime free.
OB: Do you believe any Political pressure(?).
Asish: Absolutely No, I believe only to give Justice to the People of Ganjam.
OB: Any memorable day during your Service Period as a Police Officer (?).
Asish: Everyday is memorable for me as long I am in my official position to discharge my responsibility properly.
OB: What you Love (?).
Asish: I love my duty, I respect my Parents and I love my family.
OB: Sir last question, as you said, during your studies you are giving around 15-16 Hours. But today as a responsible Police officer in Ganjam how much time you are spending (?).
Asish: Same 15-16 Hours.
OB: Thank you so much Sir, Go ahead with your Mission and Goal. Let the people of Ganjam feel comfortable and social attraction to Ganjam.