PENN anniv sends more thoughts on women’s safety
Seema Agrawal, Additional Police Director General, Crime Prevention Against Women and Children, and award-winning Carnatic singer and songwriter, P Unnikrishnan, were among those who graced the occasion.
On the menu, a wide range of programs, including “Krav Maga” self-defense workshops, an online campaign on the safety of women and children and the musical piece Velu Nachiyar, about the 18th century queen who played the empowerment of women by winning the British Army.
“The status of women has not changed significantly in recent years and women are attacked and abused by people they even know who should be protecting them instead. Although several steps are taken and mobile apps like Kavalan have come to the rescue of women by providing an emergency response, more steps need to be taken to create a safe space for women, ”said Seema Agrawal.
Ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8, PENN is currently planning events such as short film and illustration contests and other community engagement programs, including more self-defense workshops.
“We believe that the participation of important stakeholders, individuals, educational institutions, business organizations, public figures and policy makers will allow us to bring about these much-needed changes more quickly,” said VS Sridhar ”, administrator of PENN.
The event also included special guests Rajesh Srinivasan, Founder of Mindful Marketing and Motivational Speaker, and Colonel Vembu Shankar, SC, Indian Army Veteran and Founder of Project Sambandh.