Thursday, May 23, 2024

Hyderabad City Police & Meil Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of a Creche exclusively for kids of Hyderabad Police

Hyderabad, 15th April 2023: In a bid to enhance the representation and experiences of women in policing, the Hyderabad City Police Commissioner Mr.CV Anand performed Bhoomi Pooja and laid foundation stone for a new building for the proposed Creche for the kids of women police officers of City police at CAR-Hqrs,  to be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 4.5 crore funded by the generous Smt. Pamireddy Rama Reddy, Director – MEIL Foundation & MEIL (Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Limited) as part of their CSR project.

The creche will be  beneficial for women officers who often have to remain in the field as part of their duties for various bandobusts 24/7. They can bring their children to work with them and have them cared for while they are on duty. This will help to reduce stress and logistical challenges for working mothers, improve productivity  and promote gender equality in the workplace.

The G+1 building, expected to be completed by November 14th this year,  can accommodate  100 children aged between 0-5 years and will be equipped with a separate kitchen to ensure that the children receive healthy and nutritious meals. The facility will be staffed by trained professionals who will provide personalized care and attention to the children. Indoor & outdoor play area, cradles & feeding rooms, medical rooms, dormitory for pregnant women with storage facility, CCTV monitoring were few key attributes of the facility. etc.,

Chronicling her experiences on leaving her child at home or day care centers, a woman officer said how difficult it was to deal with the emotions and looming fear of lacking good care, safety & attention. “Now I am relieved as my child can be safe at my work place guarded by my peers.” She said.

City Police Commissioner Mr.CV Anand, who had been striving to make the police profession more enticing to women, addressed the 600 women officers present at the venue and said that he was happy as the women officers are now getting better facilities at work place. He said that 11.5% of 18432 personnel working in Hyderabad City Police are Women and it is important that despite all the difficulties and multi roles which a women has to perform in society as a mother, wife and an officer, they should come forward bravely to take on challenging roles and break the stereotypes. Referring to the economic perspective & women’s contribution in GDP, he encouraged women to take their space and contribute to the growth.

“Men officers  should change the traditional mindset orientation, consider the intricate aspects and contribute in enhancing towards gender parity in policing.” Said the top brass.

“We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive workplace culture for all our women officers. This project will provide a much-needed facility for our women officers who are also mothers, allowing them to balance their professional and personal responsibilities more effectively.” he concluded.

MEIL Director Smt Pamireddy Rama Reddy said it’s her privilege to contribute to the society by helping the Hyderabad Police and making their lives easier to help us citizens.

MEIL Director Dr. Ravi Reddy also addressed the occasion and said in the span of all these years of MEIL FOUNDATION activities, this is most close to his heart as it’s one of its kind and wishes it to grow and multiply exponentially.

CP Anand  appreciated the MEIL management and felicitated them. He also commended the efforts of  Sri.AR.Srinivas IPS Addl.CP. Crime & SIT, Sri.M.Srinivasulu, IPS Jt CP CAR Hqtrs, Smt.Shirisha Raghavendra  DCP. And Sri.Sai Chaitanya  IPS DCP South zone, CAR Headquaters officers and men were present.

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