Women Battalion (IRP-15th) today celebrated International Women’s Day here at the Battalion Headquarters, Gulshan Ground, Gandhi Nagar.The day long celebrations included lectures by various academicians, medicos & psychologists highlighting the importance of International Women’s Day, presentation of a colorful cultural programme, medical camp and various stalls for shopping. IGP Armed /IRP Jammu, Danesh Rana, was the Chief Guest on the occasion.In his address, the Chief Guest said that the contribution of women can’t be celebrated and confined to one day only as they not only manage their family life well but have also excelled in various professional fields. He said that number of women have made a mark in the field of education, technology, administration, politics and sports and have proved inspiration for millions of other girls to achieve big in life.Earlier, Commandant IR-15thBn, Mubassir Latifi welcomed the Chief Guest and other invitees.The officer congratulated the lady officers & officials of the Battalion for setting an example of professional Policing and lauded their untiring efforts in maintaining Law & Order in the UT of J&K.The programme started with welcome address by Dy. Commandant, Madhu Bandral, followed by a lecture of Dr. Neeru Gupta of Police Hospital Jammu. She spoke at length on various health and hygiene issues of women. She emphasized that women are mostly anaemic and lack proper intake of calcium and vitamins. She stressed on the importance of regular medical checkups, proper diet to remain fit.
Dr. Manisha Swaroop Kohli, Associate Professor Government College for Boys, Udhampur delivered a thought provoking lecture on the topic “Make Thyself Happy”. She left the audience spellbound with the practical tips to face adversities in life and to take all the challenges head-on.On the occasion four (04) women officials of the Battalion namely Ct. Hina Singh, Ct. Aman Sharma, Ct. Ekta Sharma and Ct. Madhu Devi spoke on challenges being faced by women and highlighted the importance of this day.A scintillating musical entertainment was also presented on the occasion by J&K Police Music Band which included performance by Madhu Bandral, (SP), Inspr. Manju Sharma, Inspr. Rimpy Khajuria, Sgct. Purna Devi, Ct. Chering Dolma, Foll. Romi Devi and artists of Police Band.The women officials who delivered speeches or presented cultural items were felicitated on the occasion. Chief Guest also honoured HC Jiga Bhat, HC Rajni Devi, HC Razia Begum, Sgct. Vijay Laxmi and Foll. Swarna Devi for their unparallel sacrifices towards their families and exemplary contribution in the upbringing of their children, who have made noteworthy achievements which include Commission in Indian Navy and qualifying professional exams.On this occasion, a medical camp was organized by Gandhi Global family and Department of ISM and inaugurated by Chief Guest. Ayurvedic medicines were distributed free of cost among lady officials. On this occasion, S.P Verma of Gandhi Global Family presented United Nations Pin to Madhu Bandral ,SP and Dr. Garima Sharma, ISM for their efforts during Covid pandemic.A Number of stalls were installed by KT Designer Studio, Pantaloon Women and Police Departmental Store having different merchandise like imitation Jewellery, suits, electronic items, fruit stalls and various readymade garments that saw very brisk shopping by the ladies. Smt. Madhu Bandral, SP conducted the proceedings of the function and vote of thanks was presented by Inspector Neena Chib.