Sunpreet Singh is an electrical engineer by profession and a gold medallist at the university level. After graduation, he worked in a central government PSU (public sector undertaking), during which he was selected for the Indian Police Service. He is currently working as the deputy commissioner of police, L.B. Nagar in Rachakonda Commissionerate.
They say we make a living with what we get, but make a life with what we give. And if a person is inspired enough to make ‘bettering life’ their goal, choosing a profession that helps him achieve it is only natural. Sunpreet says, “My father motivated me to take up this profession. He said that the best way to serve this society better is by being directly in contact with the community and working tirelessly for people’s betterment. Also, my maternal uncle retired as a police officer, which inspired me greatly.” Speaking on some of his daily challenges, he adds, “Keeping crime under control in prevention as well as detection is key. Additionally, keeping up to the work and time pressures and maintaining a balance between professional and personal life takes a lot more from my side.”
“I try to motivate my team members and colleagues to respect the constitutional values and cherish the freedom given to us by the constitution.”
“On Republic Day, after unfurling the national flag, I try to motivate my team members and colleagues to respect the constitutional values and cherish the freedom given to us by the constitution. As importantly, we all should perform the duties imposed on us to serve the community. I always try to motivate them to keep them working better and better,” Sunpreet says. About his work, he adds, “There are a number of ways to serve the society at large, and the society constitutes the nation. Whatever sphere we might be working in, whatever job we might be doing, we must understand the responsibility bestowed upon us and work to the fullest. If we feel that our work ultimately contributes towards the betterment of the country, then that is patriotism.”
Sunpreet’s hobbies and interests include playing games like badminton and squash, and reading and learning from the Gurbani scriptures. He stays fit by running occasionally, performing aerobic exercises, and by meditating. He believes that learning from the country’s history and ensuring that the past faults are not repeated in the future is the best policy to adapt for the country to progress.