With an aim to honor and remember the sacrifice of the brave heart Head constable (traffic), Thimmaiah, a statue was set up at Police Thimmaiah circle today. The initiative has been taken by Fortis Hospitals, Cunningham Road along with Bengaluru Traffic Police. Honorable Home Minister of Karnataka- Shri Basavaraj Bommai along with Commissioner of Police, Shri Bhaskar Rao, Additional Commissioner, Traffic, Bengaluru- Dr.BR Ravikanthe Gowda- Facility Director, Cunningham Road-Dr Priya Sreedharan - unveiled the statue of late Mr Thimmaiah. The family members of late Mr Thimmaiah were also invited and felicitated during this event.
As part of the event, a booklet on road safety measures was also launched by the hospital to educate people on the importance of following the traffic rules in order to avoid and prevent road accidents. In memory of the brave cop, the GPO circle was renamed as Police Thimmaiah Circle. Late Mr Thimmaiah who was popularly known as Messe Thimmaiah, remains the most celebrated traffic cop of Bengaluru who encountered an incident that left everyone astounded. It was on August 26, 1995, when he sacrificed his life in the line of duty while trying to save a woman and child being turned over by a speeding vehicle.
Dr.BR Ravikanthe Gowda-The Additional Commissioner, Traffic, Bengaluru, We appreciate the effort of Fortis Hospitals, Cunningham Road in supporting us for setting up the statue for our beloved late Police constable, Mr Thimmaiah. This will be a source of motivation for the citizens of Bengaluru to follow the safety traffic rules.”
Dr. Priya Sreedharan, Facility Director, Fortis Hospital Cunningham Road, Bangalore, “Fortis Hospitals have been supporting and working along with the Bengaluru traffic police department from a long time for creating awareness among the general public on the importance of following the safety traffic rules. To continue this association, when we got to know about dedicating the circle to one of the bravest and dedicated Police constables of Bengaluru, Late Mr Thimmaiah, who sacrificed his life in the line of duty, we did not want to miss this opportunity and proactively associated ourselves for this noble cause. We at Fortis believe that honouring and felicitating a policeman for his selfless service towards the wellbeing of the citizens of Bengaluru is an honor in itself. We were glad to take up this initiative of setting up a statue for Late Head constable (traffic) Mr Thimmaiah at the Thimmaiah Circle. We at Fortis, would also like to extend our gratitude towards the family members of Late Thimmaiah. We salute the entire Karnataka Police force for creating such gems and remaining as unsung heroes.”
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