In a first-of-its-kind feat, a head constable from Hubli-Dharwad Police transformed his fiber lathi into a flute. A video shared on Twitter has now gone viral.
Bhaskar Rao, IPS, the Additional Director General of Police (KSRP), had shared the video of Chandrakant Hutgi playing his 'lathi-flute', appreciating him on Tuesday.
Chandrakant Hutgi is currently deployed to execute court warrants.
While music produced out of waste materials, like Dharavi's rag-picking children producing melodies out of the trash they collect and vegetables, like an eight-foot-long bottle gourd that can produce music, had earlier gained traction, Hutgi's use of his lathi is a perfect example for frugal innovation in India.
The move of haring Hutgi's work by ADG Bhaskar Rao, IPS was praised by many, as not many senior police officers show interest in promoting and appreciating the non-police work of the hidden stars in the force.