Women’s safety is a huge concern in the national capital as it is in other parts of the country. Over the past few years, Delhi Police has launched several women’s safety initiatives to tackle the problem. After launching its Himmat app for the third time, Delhi Police commissioner Amulya Patnaik promoted it with college students of Lady Shree Ram College at an event.
Patnaik appealed to the students to use initiatives like Himmat Plus App, Sashakti and QR vehicles when girls are in distress and need immediate police help.
Delhi Police has also collaborated with the college students and started the ‘Change Starts Here; It starts With Me’ effort to encourage usage of the app and QR-coded public transport.
“It was incumbent upon all members of society to popularise the massive efforts being undertaken by the Delhi Police to ensure a city safe for women,” - Dr Suman Sharma
Women students of NIFT and Jijabai Polytechnic came together with 800-strong students of LSR to attend the launch of “Himmat Plus” App and “QR Coded” Public Transport programme at the college.
Delhi Police Week is being celebrated by its southern range and the event at LSR was the highlight to culminate the entire week.
LSR Principal Dr. Suman Sharma said, “It was incumbent upon all members of society to popularise the massive efforts being undertaken by the Delhi Police to ensure a city safe for women.”
The college is famous for supporting and giving precedence to women’s safety in the past as well. Last year, when Gurmehar Kaur went through online harassment and abuse after some trolls took one of her videos out of context and morphed her image, the LSR Principal decided to openly support Kaur and condemned the trolls.
Recently, Delhi Police had also announced building a Special Police Unit for Women and Children (SPUWAC). It has estimated an investment of Rs. 23 crore in building infrastructure and has claimed that it will take at least two years for completion.
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