Pune: With women’s safety on the prime agenda of Maharashtra Police, senior city police officials conducted an awareness event on women’s safety for students of St Mira’s College for Girls on Wednesday.
The event was attended by around 500 students. Responding to several calls related to women’s safety in minutes, city police officials have set standards and assured similar response in future.
After a great response to ‘buddy cop’ initiative for working employees, Police Commissioner Rashmi Shukla launched another initiative ‘Police Kaka’, for school and college students.
Under the initiative, a nodal police officer will be assigned to each school and college, and will be the point of contact for the students, which will help them to inform the police about incidents of ragging, molestation, eve-teasing and other problems.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Sudhir Hiremath, DCP Pravin Munde and other senior officers were present at the event.
Hiremath said students should be aware of emergency numbers. Munde highlighted the need for girls to come forward and inform their parents, school teachers and police if they are facing any problem. The senior police officials assured students of quick action by police on their complaints.
Principal GH Gidwani said safety of women is a prime concern of the college authorities. “We, therefore, tied up with Pune Police to organise a programme, where the police can educate students regarding the proactive measures undertaken by them to provide adequate security to lady students and working women,” added Gidwani.
A street play related to ragging, drug abuse and eve teasing was performed at the event by students.