Do You Know The Police Khaki Color? When And Where Was Born For The First Time In History: Do you know where the police khaki uniform used in many parts of the world was first made? Currently, this same khaki color uniform is in the news. Prime Minister Modi made interesting comments on the implementation of police uniform in the country.
Khaki… When we mention this color.. the face of the police who protect us day and night turns before our eyes. The khaki uniform is the pride of the nation. Respectable too. Even in the time of Corona, the police wearing khaki uniforms are engaged in maintaining law and order 24 hours a day regardless of themselves. The khaki-uniformed guards of this country are awake if we all sleep peacefully. If they manage the streets.. people will be safe in their homes. Do you know the history of this khaki color which has become synonymous with public safety? Do you know where the police khaki uniform used in many parts of the world was first made? Currently, this same khaki color uniform is in the news. Prime Minister Modi made interesting comments on the implementation of police uniforms in the country. Let us know here the history of the khaki color uniform during the implementation of the ‘One Nation-One Uniform’ policy proposed by him…
The khaki police uniform used in many parts of the world was originally made in Kannada. That too in Mangalore, Coastal Karnataka. Basel Mission The first weaving factory was opened in Mangalore in 1844. In 1851, this factory produced the first khaki cloth. John Haller, who was in charge of the factory, was the first to discover the color khaki. He succeeded in discovering a new dye called khaki from the bark of the Semicarpus tree. Many people got employment here. British Indian Army Commander Lord Robarch visited this weaving factory and was attracted to the khaki color. This same color was later adopted worldwide as the uniform of the British Army.
Even though the khaki color is dirty it does not show up easily. For this reason, the British authorities came to the conclusion that the khaki color is suitable for hard work and activity. The British officials here have also written a letter to the British Queen. Dr. Peter Wilson Prabhakar, Retired Principal of Puttur, who did Ph.D. research on Basel Mission, says that due to this, khaki color uniforms have become preferred in the armies of various countries.
Khaki police uniform is everywhere except in Union Territories and some countries. As an important weapon for maintaining discipline everywhere, the khaki color has been positioned as a symbol of respect. The Indian Postal Department has also issued a special stamp to commemorate the discovery of khaki in Mangalore.
The khaki color not only attracted the police department but extended beyond. Forest department guards, railway gangmen, home guard personnel, civil servants, fire brigade, postal department postmen, and RTC driver-operators also wear a khaki uniform. Khaki-colored shorts were also used as a symbol of discipline in the RSS organization. Now dark brown khaki pants are in vogue.
The khaki uniform in the present police department is a gift from Mangalore. Kannadigas are demanding to continue with the same uniform while implementing the single uniform policy. Dr. Peter Wilson Prabhakar, Retired Principal PhD Researcher of Basel Mission said that the khaki uniform will remain a gift to the world and will get great recognition.