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IN APPRECIATION: Magsaysay awardee Shantha Sinha and Minister for Women and Child Development Renuka Choudhary presenting a memento to Vedavati Prabhakara Rao, wife of former DGP R. Prabhakara Rao, in Hyderabad on Friday. DGP Swaranjit Sen is also se en. PHOTO: P. V. Sivakumar
IN APPRECIATION: Magsaysay awardee Shantha Sinha and Minister for Women and Child Development Renuka Choudhary presenting a memento to Vedavati Prabhakara Rao, wife of former DGP R. Prabhakara Rao, in Hyderabad on Friday. DGP Swaranjit Sen is also se en. PHOTO: P. V. Sivakumar

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DGP promises office for organisation

HYDERABAD: Achieving financial independence, better health care facilities and quality school education for children of police personnel are the three major issues to be taken up by the spouses of police personnel under the organisation, `Jagruti'.

The first meet of spouses of police officials, `Jagruti', held at Andhra Pradesh Police Academy concluded here on Friday with several recommendations from the women members being submitted to Director General of Police Swaranjit Sen.

Promise of office

A separate wing for spouses of police personnel, along with a permanent welfare officer, will soon be institutionalised in an attempt to empower them, announced Mr. Sen in the valedictory.

"Wives of police officers need a office to function and we will definitely provide them with enough space in Hyderabad," he said.

Union Minister for Women and Child Development Renuka Choudhary said, "Women should be initiated into non-stereotype jobs because they have the capacity to excel in them.

Industry is keen on roping in women. Wives of police personnel, through Jagruti, should try get into such avenues," said Mrs. Choudhary.

Director for AP Police Academy Gopinath Reddy, Founder of MV Foundation Shantha Sinha and DG (Training) Ram Avatar Yadav were also present in the valedictory.


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