The Gautam Budh Nagar police launched a program on Wednesday to appoint 500 girls residents throughout the district as ‘Shakti Didi’ as half of an outreach initiative beneath the Uttar Pradesh authorities’s ‘Mission Shakti’ program, officers mentioned.
In accordance to officers, girls representatives and activists from numerous areas of the district will function intermediaries between the general public and the police. Their function will contain streamlining girls’s safety complaints and elevating consciousness about numerous schemes associated to girls’s safety and empowerment, officers mentioned.
As a pilot venture, 30 ‘Shakti Didis’ from Noida Zone-3 of the commissionerate had been honored with a ‘Shakti Didi’ badge by the commissioner throughout an inaugural occasion held on the auditorium in the police commissionerate workplace in Sector 108, Noida.
Commissioner of police Laxmi Singh, mentioned, “The target is to be certain that each family is conscious of the insurance policies and schemes carried out by the state authorities to promote girls’s safety and empowerment”. Singh mentioned that the Mission Shakti program just isn’t restricted to foot patrolling throughout Navratra however focuses on the monetary, emotional, and bodily empowerment of girls all year long.
Assistant commissioner of police-3, Noida, Saumya Singh, mentioned that the Shakti Didis embody girls representatives from various backgrounds. “The group contains energetic girls residents from numerous high-rise societies in addition to girls activists from rural areas inside the zone. They are going to have contact numbers for native girls beat police officers and can keep related with senior officers by way of WhatsApp teams to handle girls’s points in their respective areas,” the ACP mentioned.
Priti Yadav, further deputy commissioner of police for ladies’s safety, outlined the plan to designate 500 Shakti Didis all through the district inside the subsequent two weeks. “The ladies’s safety wing conducts girls beat policing in all police station areas to educate girls in rural areas about legal guidelines safeguarding their rights. To date, now we have organized over 150 chaupals (neighborhood gatherings) in rural areas. Shakti Didis will facilitate higher public-police engagement, bringing the police nearer to the neighborhood,” she mentioned.
Yadav additional added that the ladies’s safety wing has carried out greater than 50 seminars on girls’s safety, cybercrime consciousness, self-reliance, and Indian legal guidelines pertaining to girls’s rights in factories, colleges, schools, places of work, residential areas, and slums all through the district this 12 months.