Haryana IPS officer Bharti Arora was among the 100 women achievers, who were felicitated by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday.
Arora, a 1998 batch IPS officer was awarded for her community mobilisation efforts. She introduced several community policing programmes, welfare programmes for jail inmates in Ambala and Bhondsi prisons and campaigns for prevention of sexual abuse of girls at Rewari and Faridabad.
She was also credited for community policing the rail warden scheme. As joint commissioner of Gurgaon police, Arora launched a campaign ‘Let’s Take About Road Safety’ for reducing road fatalities and introduced several initiatives like ‘Traffic Tau’ to spread awareness, ‘Respect the road’ campaign to stop drunken driving and Raahgiri- car free day.
The President also hosted a lunch for the 100 women achievers at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The women achievers were selected by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development in collaboration with Facebook, through a nationwide contest and public nomination.