As part of celebrating Delhi Police Week starting, February 16, the Honourable Commissioner of Delhi Police, Amulya Patnaik along with other distinguished colleagues launched the ‘Himmat Plus’ App and ‘QR coded vehicles’ scheme at Lady Shri Ram College for Women. The initiative has been taken as a step towards ensuring safety and security of women and girls in the national capital.
The chief guest, Patnaik a recipient of the Presidents police medal, is well-known in the field of law and order as well as in dealing with criminal cases
The guests were reverentially escorted to the auditorium by the NCC wing of the college.
The principal Dr. Suman Sharma delivered the welcome address. She also touched upon the relevance of the app which is especially designed by the Delhi Police for women and girls travelling through public transport.
‘Projekt’, the film society of LSR presented a short film, titled “Project Safety”, highlighting efforts by women to rise for themselves and taking initiative for their own safety. Another short film was screened, giving a brief idea about the app as well as the QR coded vehicle scheme. The ‘Himmat Plus’ app has a SOS feature which would report one’s location to the Delhi Police in no time. Also, the Twitter handle of Delhi Police and Delhi Traffic police is included, which gives timely and accurate update of traffic.
The DCP of Women and Children wing of Delhi Police also spoke about the routine importance of the app. She encouraged the women to “occupy public spaces and not let stares go unreported”. Along with which she gave a warm assurance of help and support from the Delhi Police in all matters.
Another short film was screened on the theme “Sashakti”, a 2017 initiative aimed at empowering women. It involves training women in self-defence, along with instilling confidence in them.
This was followed by the address of Shri Patnaik to the audience. He talked about the initiative taken by Delhi Police and also stressed on the importance inculcating respect for women in mind of people right from early ages.
Gender sensitization programmes are being carried out in school, through which young boys could develop respect towards their female counterparts. Patnaik also requested everyone to install and retain the app in their phones, which would keep them safe 24×7; at the time hoping that they don’t need to use it.
The Indian Music Society, poetry and film making participants were felicitated by the DCP. Also, a memento was presented the principal by police commissioner.
Professor Ruksana Shroff, on behalf of the LSR family expressed her gratitude to Delhi police, especially to Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik as well as other commissioners, praising the initiative by Delhi police.
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I’m Rashmi Chakravarty, first year undergraduate student in English honours from Lady Shri Ram College For Women, New Delhi. I’m a blogger and writer at medium. My main motive is to raise bring forth the issues stagnating our society and get raise awareness about the same