Kohima, March 10 (NEx): The Director General of Police, Nagaland, T.John Longkumer, IPS, acknowledging the contribution of women in shaping his life, stressed on the need for equal share of women in the acquired properties and informed that the Government is contemplating to bring in legislation in this regard. The DGP was speaking as the special guest on the occasion of International Women’s Day celebrated at PHQ, Kohima Nagaland on Monday.
The DGP said that along with legal reforms, there is a need for change in mindset which should start from the family first since it is the basic unit of any society in order to bring in change in the society and to ensure gender equality.
On the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day ‘Choose To Challenge’, he stated that the theme simultaneously also apply to men to accept the Challenges chosen by Women and also asked them to choose to challenge and call out against gender bias and inequality for creating an inclusive world. He also acknowledged the contribution of women police to the society at large.
Further, the DGP extended his heartiest congratulations and best wishes to all the women on the occasion.
On the IWD, the DGP awarded 7 female staff- Executive as well as Non- Executive from PHQ, IGP (INT) and NPTO establishments with Certificate of Commendation and Cash Reward for their exemplary work and the service rendered to the department.
The seven recipients are;
1. UBI Shevotsono Kikhi, In-Charge, Security Branch
2. Hav.Uma Tamang, attached to R.O. Branch PHQ.
3. K.Alila Jamir, UDA Accountant IGP (INT) establishment.
4. Neilakienuo, Asstt. Office Supdt. (Training Branch) PHQ.
5. Aojungla Ozukum, Constable Operator (NPTO)
6. Jongshienla, LDA, Branch-II PHQ.
7. Imnasenla, LDA- Cum-Computer Assistant, attached to ADGP (Adm.)
Imcharenla IPS, DIG (NAP), the first female NPS Officer; Kahuli Sema, the first female Chief Engineer (PEP) Shevotsono Kikhi, Insp. (INT); Sashitula, O.S. (Supply) shared their experiences. Imcharenla shared her experiences and how she petitioned to the NPSC and the then Chief Secretary and the Chief Minister and took up the matter personally with them to allow female candidates to apply for the post of Dy.S.P. which only male candidates could apply. Kahuli Sema also shared her experiences on how she overcome the challenges faced by her to be a leader in her own field.
Temjensenla, AIG (P) presided over the function and the keynote address on the theme ‘Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a Covid -19 World’ was delivered by Roopa M, DIG (CID/HR&SJ). The Mahila band from 15th IR Mahila Battalion also performed on the occasion and the programme ended with vote of thanks from Munesh IPS, ASP (Crime), a press release from the SP, PHQ said.