Gurgaon police on Wednesday dedicated a 4,000 feet wall outside the police commissioner’s office to women in the city on occasion of International Women’s Day.
The objective is to highlight the importance of women safety and security in a rapidly expanding city, where increasing urbanisation and large floating population pose daily challenge to the law enforcement agencies.
Around 60 girl students from Senior Secondary School, Khandsa, were joined by Gurgaon police commissioner Sandeep Khirwar and senior officials in the morning, and they jointly dedicated the wall to the cause of women. The event was jointly organised by Gurgaon police and auto major Maruti Suzuki.
The girl students from the Khandsa school painted the wall with graffiti and messages highlighting women safety, sexual harassment and road safety. They later participated in a quiz competition too.
Muskan Yadav, a student, said that painting on the wall was a thrilling experience and they will never forget that they had left a positive message imprinted permanent on the wall of the commissionerate.
Khirwar held an interaction with the girl students, who expressed happiness that Gurgaon’s senior police officials, including the chief, had come to motivate them. “I would like to join the Indian Police Service and serve the nation,” said Neha Bharti, a student.
Khirwar asked them to follow their dreams with passion and hard work so that they could also excel in all spheres of life. “I want you to know that we are working hard to ensure that the city is safe and secure for women,” he said.
Later interacting with media, the commissioner said that Gurgaon police had taken a number of steps to make it safer for women to move around in the city. “Our data does not indicate that there is rise in crime against women but still every such incident needs to be curbed,” he said.
Seema Rajput Verma, founder of Divinity Cares, the NGO instrumental in involving the school girls in the initiative, said that students from government schools rarely get an opportunity to interact with senior officials. “This is a great way to inspire and expose them to such important issues,” she said.