‘Women police officers are humane face of the force’

Policemen,ranging from the highest ranks to the constabulary level,from all states and organisations came together to celebrate womanhood at the Third National Conference for Women in Police.

Written by Express News Service | Panchkula | Published:March 9, 2009 3:29 am

Policemen,ranging from the highest ranks to the constabulary level,from all states and organisations came together to celebrate womanhood at the Third National Conference for Women in Police. The conference started at Indradhanush Auditorium in Sector 5,Panchkula,on Sunday.

Haryana Governor Dr A R Kidwai was the chief guest on the occasion. “The presence of women in the police department has given a humane face to the force. Police officers are supposed to not only deal toughly with criminals,but also provide a healing touch to the victims of crime and violence. It is the women officers who can contribute the most towards this cause,” said Kidwai.

He added: “No one can fight against the social injustice being meted out to women in society better than they themselves. The best part is that over the years,women have proved that if men can do something,the women can do it much better.”

Director General of the Home Guards,Karnataka,and chairperson of the conference,Dr Jija Madhavan Harisingh,said: “If Naxalite groups can be led by women,I do not understand why our women are not expected to handle ‘tough jobs’. It is time women were given the best of field training so that they become confident individuals and also contribute to the security of the nation. Besides,women police officers can never be charged with sexual harassment or torture.”

She added: “All that the women of this country need is motivation and then they can leave everyone behind.”

Haryana Director General of Police Ranjiv Dalal said the presence of women in the force would help reduce gender bias.

“There are over 50,000 women officers in the Haryana Police. In three years,the percentage of women in the department has increased from 2.4 per cent to 7 per cent. We aim to increase it to 10 per cent in the days to come,” he said.

Bansal lays foundation stone of all-women housing society
Panchkula:
The foundation stone of an all-women group housing society’ was laid in Sector 6 of the Mansa Devi Complex in Panchkula on Sunday on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Union Minister of State for Finance Pawan Kumar Bansal was the chief guest on the occasion and lauded the efforts of those who initiated the project. All the 48 flats of the Parvati Durga Group Housing Society,which will come up over an acre,will be owned by women only. President of the society,Archana Sanghi,said,“Women in our country are still kept away from holding the property rights. That is why we decided to have an all women society with the motto ‘of women,by women and for women.”

Brahmakumaris celebrate Women’s Day
Chandigarh
International Women’s Day was celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm by Brahmakumaris at their city headquarters in Rajyoga Bhawan,Sector 33,on Sunday. The chief guest on the occasion was former Mayor Harjinder Kaur,who appealed to the women to mobilise themselves against social evils. She stressed upon economic empowerment of women. Dance and song items were presented by the members as part of the celebrations.

Women rights programme held
Chandigarh
Working towards creating awareness of rights of women,a programme was held at police lines in Sector 26 on Sunday. Superintendent of Police (Operations) and Incharge of the Womens’ Cell,R S Ghuman,presided over the function. Santos Singh,chairman of Family Counselling Centre,asserted the need of empowering women through education.

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