Berhampur: In a bid to empower women and provide them security, Berhampur police launched a special women friendly mobile unit on the occasion of Mother’s Day here on Sunday at Berhampur Town Hall. Women and Child Development minister Prafulla Samal inaugurating the mobile unit under ‘Swayamsidha’ programme.
The special mobile unit is comprised of police personnel and representatives from NGOs, who will visit houses and make women aware about their legal rights. “The noble initiative will not only empower women, but also give them an opportunity to access their rights and inculcate a sense of legal awareness among them,” said Samal while speaking on the occasion.
According to DIG,(SR),Asish Singh, under the programme, a special mobile van named as ‘Surakhya Rath’ will be launched. The van will visit all the panchayats and wards of Berhampur and Ganjam Police district to receive the grievances of women and take up the same for investigation on a priority basis in order to deliver an early justice.
Speaking to Odishabarta DIG, Singh said, early information have been communicated to all IIC of all Police station of Ganjam and Berhampur to hold ‘Swayamsidha’ programme at their respective PS and to involve more and more women to aware the aim and object of this mission.
Food Supplies Minister Surya Narayan Patro, Berhampur MP Sidhanta Mohapatra, and Pradeep Panigrahi, Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) Mayor K Madhavi and other dignitaries were present during the launching of Swayamsidha.
Berhampur SP,Pinak Mishra told “this is for the first time we are conducting The Mothers Day celebration as a trial basis but for the next time we shall do better manner.
Sportive DIG, Asish Singh announced 50% of his DA to Women’s welfare as well Minister Suryanarayn Patro and Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahy announced two Vans(Surakhya Rath)for the use of womens welfare.
All IICs’of Berhampur Police district including ASPs’Santanu Dash,Trinath Patel have extended their co-operation to make this even colourful.