Noida: Police duty and motherhood both require 24*7 presence and to make this possible, a daycare centre has been started at GB Nagar Mahila Police Thana.
'Kislaye daycare- creche', a daycare centre started on the premises of Gautam Budh Nagar Mahila Police Station on April 8, 2022. It was made under the leadership of DCP Women Health and Safety, Vrinda Shukla and ACP 1st and ADCP, Women Security, Ankita Sharma. It was started in collaboration with the Genpact organization.
Police Commissioner Alok Singh and 'Vamarthi' Police Family Welfare organisation president Akanksha Singh inaugurated the creche as the chief guest. Women police officers, working in urban police stations, will be able to leave their children safely in the creche while on duty.
Joint Commissioner of Police Luv Kumar, Additional Commissioner of Police Headquarters Bharti Singh, Vidya Srinivasan (All India Global Head, Genpact) and other police officers were present on the occasion.
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ADCP, ACP 1st of Mahila Thana sector 39 Ankita Sharma, took charge of this creche, with the help of Rajat Khatri, Genpact. She conceptualised the creche in sector 39 Mahila thana so that the police officials can leave their children at their duty hours without any stress. A team of 25-30 members of Genpact helped in setting up this centre.
The police officials shared their happiness and expressed gratitude toward their department for this initiative. Constables Harshi Saxena, Suman, Sushila Rani, and Seema Pal agree that such an initiative would help me be more active at work as they would not be concerned about their children's safety.
Pushpa Singh, Senior Inspector, says, “This is the greatest initiative ever. Now mothers can do their duties with greater zeal. I am thankful to my department for reading our minds, we can see our kids anytime and can feed them and also can play with them during breaks.”
DCP Vrinda Shukla explains the importance of this creche and talks about its importance. "Last year, Noida Authority had a long strike. ACP of that area Ankita Sharma was posted there at that time. She always told me how women police officials have to bring their young babies and toddlers to the strike as there is no one to look after at home and how they get dehydrated in the strike."
She continues, “One day, I discussed the issue with Akanksha Singh. She motivated us to take a stand and do something. The Kislaye day care-creche is made for the children of those police officials posted in the urban police stations, who do not have any relatives at home to take care of the children."
On the occassion of Navratri, a crèche was inaugurated at the Women Police Station for @noidapolice personnel to drop off their children during duty hours. We're hoping to establish more such across PSs to support & enable women police personnel to perform their demanding duties. pic.twitter.com/8bQl1rZYO2— Vrinda Shukla (@VrindaShukla_) April 8, 2022
Akanksha Singh, President, Police Family Welfare Vamarthi Organisation says, “This crèche was a very important thing for the working policewomen who are mothers. Police duty is a challenging task. This is the least we could do for our officers. We are happy with this initiative. I am sure that the Police officers who were working well, will now work excellent as they would be carefree."
Neeraj Chaudhary, S.H.O, Mahila thana explains, “The vibrant and multicoloured creche has complete facilities for the children from entertainment to their studies. Attention has been laid on every aspect from high-grade wooden toys, child-friendly chairs-tables, teaching material, beddings for a comfortable sleep, drinking water, a kitchen for nutritious meals etc. A caretaker has been appointed to look after the children."
Vidya Srinivasan, All India Global Head, Genpact says, “The biggest concern that a mother and a newborn has in the initial months is balancing professional and personal life. This can cause anxiety for many women. We are happy that we could do something for our Police force. If our initiative can make women officers stress free, we will succeed in our efforts."
Luv Kumar, Joint Commissioner of Police says, “ This is a very happy occasion. We are thankful to Akanksha Singh Ma'am and the team of Genpact. It is appreciable that Ankita conceptualised it. In everyday work, we sometimes fail to see what is needed but our employees are very important to us and we are very grateful for this initiative."
Police Commissioner Alok Singh as the chief guest says, “Police duty includes uncertain work hours and constant effort. IT must not be easy for mothers to leave their children at home. The team present here cannot replace a mother, but at least officers can be carefree about their children's safety."
As gathered, a similar creche is operational on police lines in Surajpur. 25- 30 police parents are taking benefit of the crèche. Further, the police department has decided that other creches will also be started soon so that more and more officers can avail this facility.