Harssh A Poddar is an IPS officer who wishes to change the perception of citizens towards the police. He works on initiatives which empower the youth, thereby channelizing their energy in a positive direction. The Maharashtra Police Youth Parliament Project, introduced by him, led to the formation of an army of 42,000 inspired youngsters to fight crime and terrorism. He has also launched an innovative project, Udaan, that provides free coaching for entrance exams and career counselling to local students. He has been streamlining the management of rural police stations and getting them ISO certified with infrastructure funds from village panchayats.