Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal on Tuesday exhorted the people to encourage their daughters to join the police force.
While women from the Naraingarh Assembly constituency who called on him at his residence here, he said that his regime had recruited 1,000 women police employees and would shortly recruit 1,000 more female constables.
An official spokesman said that the women had come to express their gratitude for sanctioning a women’s police station in Naraingarh sub-division and a government girls college for Badagarh village.
Reiterating the commitment of the state government to women’s safety and education, Mr.Manohar Lal said that women’s colleges were being established at a distance of every 20 kilometres to provide the facility of higher education to girls in the state.
Several steps had been taken to ensure the safety of women and girls. Women’s police stations have already been opened in every district and now the government has sanctioned such police stations in eight sub-divisions, including Naraingarh, he added.
Earlier, in the case of any problem or incident of crime, women would hesitate to go to the police station to lodge a complaint, but “now they feel free to register their grievances at women’s police stations without any hesitation,” he asserted.
Minister of State for Labour and Employment Nayab Singh Saini and his wife Suman Saini, Chairman, Zila Parishad, Naraingarh Surinder Rana, Chairperson, Municipal Committee Jagdeep Kaur, vice-chairperson, Municipal Committee Monika Aggarwal, President, Nagar Mandal Mahila Morcha Sushma Pal and a number of women sarpanches were also present on the occasion.