NEW DELHI, 10 JAN ,2024– The only path towards a healthy family, safe society & progressive nation is an empowered woman. The Special Police Unit for Women and Children has been continuously making efforts to empower women and create a sense of confidence, legal awareness amongst them and to address their grievances. To boost their self-confidence, self-defence training programmes are held for School & College students, RWA’s & BPO employees. Self-defence training was initiated in the year-2002 with an aim to empower women through demonstration and training in techniques of Martial Arts. In addition, the girls are being trained how to make use of things like Dupatta, Pen & Handbags to protect themselves from attacks by anti-social elements, chain or bag snatching, criminal assault etc. The training helps in building up the self-esteem of women so that they do not feel vulnerable & humiliated. So far more than 5,46,662 girls/women have been trained through this initiative by SPUWAC, including 39,607 girls were trained in 2022.
After receiving lots of appreciation from society and looking at the success of these self defense training programmes besides routine camps held from time to time, the annual summer and winter camps are also organized by this Unit during summer & winter vacations all over Delhi at different venues.
In this series, 8th winter Camp-2023-24 was organized at five different venues across Delhi i.e. 1. PM Shri Kendriya Vidyalaya, Gole Market, New Delhi -110001 2. Sejal Paramount Public School Sabhapur Village New Delhi-110094 3. PM Shri Kendirya Vidhyalya, No.1, Delhi Cantt. New Delhi -110010 4. Green Valley International, School, Najafgargh, New Delhi-110043 5. DL, Dav, Model School, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi-110088.
A total of 5924 girl students participated and benefitted from the Self Defence camp in which one senior citizen Smt. Bhwani Singh age 49 years and Baby Sharish Fatima 4 years also participated. During the Winter Camp Nukkad Natak and Gender Sensitization programmes were also conducted at all venues.
The closing ceremony of the camps was held on 09.01.2024 at all five venues. Sh. K. Jegadesan IPS, Spl. Commissioner of Police, SPUWAC & SPUNER was chief guest of PM Shri Kendriya Vidyalaya, Gole Market, New Delhi, Sh. P. N Khrimey, IPS Jt. CP/ SPUWAC & SPUNER attend the closing at Sejal Paramount Public School Sabhapur Village New Delhi, Sh. B. L. Suresh, DCP/SPUWAC attend the closing ceremony at PM Shri Kendirya Vidhyalya, No.1, Delhi Cantt. New Delhi and other senior police officers attended the function and Spl. CP/SPUWAC distributed certificates to the participants on the occasion.
Overall, the endeavour of Delhi Police is to ensure that the women of the city are not only safe and secure but, also empowered in every sense of the word and the Special Police Unit for Women and Children is working towards this goal.
Deputy Commissioner of Police
Special Police Unit for Women and Children
Nanakpura, New Delhi