A photo of two police officers from Andhra Pradesh is going viral. In the photo, Circle Inspector Y Shyam Sundar can be seen saluting his daughter, Yendluru Jessy Prasanthi, currently posted as the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Guntur district.
The father-daughter duo, both deployed at different locations, met for the first time on duty owing to the Andhra Pradesh State Police Duty Meet titled ‘Ignite’, a four-day long affair in Tirupati, starting on January 4 and ending on January 7. The father walked up to her and surprised daughter with a salute, since, technically she is his superior.
“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 told the media.
The father, who she calls her inspiration, later told a reporter, “What more does a father want when his children achieve success and bring laurels to the country? I am confident that my daughter discharges her duty with sincerity and integrity.”
According to report, Jessy Prashanti is an engineering graduate, who belongs to the 2018 batch of DSPs. She is also among the first few trained to be DSPs by the state of Andhra Pradesh after it’s bifurcation. Currently, she is the Guntur Urban South DSP.
“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 said.
The photo of the smiling daughter and proud father went viral after being tweeted by the official handle Andhra Pradesh Police. Many, police and non-police alike, hailed the wholesome post.