Haryana: All-female police team launches statewide cycle rally for women’s safety

Sixteen female police officers from Haryana embarked on a 1,194 km bicycle journey on Monday to raise awareness about female safety. Scheduled to last 25 days and cover 23 police districts in the state, the rally was dubbed ‘Jagriti Yatra’.

Kicking off the trip on Monday, Chief Police Officer (DGP), PK Agrawal, said the all-female team will interact with girls and women, including in schools and colleges, to raise awareness of various crimes. against women and how to prevent these crimes. and the roles of various state agencies.

Led by Deputy Commissioner of Police (ACP, Panchkula) Mamta Sodha, the 16 female police cyclists will cover a distance of 1,194 km, including rural and urban areas, and will organize social outreach events to maximize awareness .

The yatra will culminate on December 10 with a closing ceremony to be held at the police headquarters, Panchkula, police said in a statement.

With the slogan “Jagruk Naari, Shakti Humari”, the objective of the expedition is to sensitize people and make women aware of their rights and the facilities available to them.

Haryana DGP PK Agrawal said the safety of women, children and the elderly is one of the top priorities of the state police. “In some areas of Haryana, women are still hesitant to report a crime,” the DGP said.

ADGP (Telecom & IT) AS Chawla, ADGP (Law & Order) Navdeep Singh Virk, Principal Secretary (Haryana transport)-cum-ADGP (SVB) Kala Ramachandran, IGP (Modernization) Amitabh Singh Dhillon, IGP (Women Security Cell ) Bharti Arora, AIG (welfare) Hamid Akhtar and other officers were present on the occasion.

Mara R. Wilmoth