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Initiatives

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``SANJEEVANI`` Herbal Garden

“To plant a Garden is to believe in tomorrow”

A herbal garden “ SANJEEVANI “and an activity hall was inaugurated by Smt. Pratima Shrivastava, President PFWS On 25/5/21 at Model Town Welfare Centre. On the occasion, the President PFWS, by planting some herbs tree in the garden along with other welfare team leader’s .This garden has more than 20 variety of medicinal and culinary value plants. President PFWS suggested to have such herbal garden at every welfare centres. President PFWS addressed the residents & apprised them the benefits n importance of herbs and plant in our life. She also requested them to take care of the garden as their own.

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``PANKH`` Recreation Hall

In its effort to boost up the overall ambience of welfare of police families, Recreation Hall named “Pankh”  was inaugurated by Smt. Pratima Shrivastava, President, PFWS on 13.01.2021 at Dwarka Welfare Centre.
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Online Summer Camps

Every summer, the children of Delhi Police colonies look forward to their vacations so that their days can be filled with great and exciting activities conducted by PFWS in which they get to play, learn, bond and showcase their amazing talents.

However, this year, due to the lockdown, it looked like the children might have to miss it.
So, President, PFWS came up with the brilliant idea of hosting the Summer Camp online which ensured that the children stayed safe and yet were able to participate in the camp without any fear. PFWS announced online activities such as drawing, video making, poem, songs, essay writing etc. to be conducted in all the police colonies of Delhi from the 16th to 30th May. On hearing this, there was all round cheer.

After the commencement of the camp, around 300 children from under 5 years to adolescents participated in its online activities which brought to fore their creative and sensitive side. The activities were judged by renowned persons who were experts in their fields. Winners were adjudged on their merit and given exciting prizes and lauded for their capabilities. The summer camps ended with the promise of holding even bigger and better camps in the future. It was a great opportunity for our children who showed tremendous zeal and competitive spirit in these very tough times and would have idled away their time, had it not been for this wonderfully invigorating summer camp.

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Online Cookery Contest and Launch of ``PFWS Chefs`` cookbook

In a first of its kind attempt, an online cookery contest called ‘PFWS – Khana Khazana’ was conducted for the police families. While most people were cooped up in their homes because of the Corona outbreak, President PFWS, Smt. Pratima Shrivastava, came up with an innovative way to stay connected and give the ladies something positive to think about during the lockdown.

The response to the idea was very encouraging and people from all the 10 centres participated in the competition with lots of enthusiasm and vigour to showcase their culinary skills. They took great pains to make their demo videos in the right get up and with utmost hygiene and great presentation.

The contest took place through a Facebook page called PFWS Preneur and over a hundred recipes were collected from welfare centres across Delhi. To cherish the efforts and skills for posterity, all the recipes have been carefully compiled in the form of a cookery book titled, “PFWS Chefs” whose 1st Edition was recently launched.
The e-book version of PFWS Chef was launched by respected Smt. Sonal Shah, W/o Hon’ble Minister of Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah during the PFWS virtual concert, WE CARE.

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First Ever Virtual Concert ``WE CARE``

The Police Families Welfare Society organized the FIRST EVER VIRTUAL CONCERT called ‘WE CARE” on 2nd August, 2020. The concert was enjoyed by a large spectrum of viewers coming from various police organizations of the country including Delhi Police. It was live-streamed on all digital platforms including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram. Smt. Sonal Shah, wife of Union Home Minister, Sh. Amit Shah was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The virtual concert was also attended by Smt. Mala Baijal, wife of Sh. Anil Baijal, Lt. Governor of Delhi, as well as Smt. Aruni Doval, wife of Sh. Ajit Doval, National Security Advisor of India.
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New Stitching Unit

On demand of the ladies, a  new Stitching Centre is inaugurated at Narela welfare centre on 09.07.2020 by Mrs. Pratima Shrivastava, President PFWS. The stitching centre started producing cloth masks for distribution during the pandemic of corona virus. The ladies of PFWS will be highly benefited from the stitching centre in skilling them and encouraging  entrepreneurship amongst them.
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New Welfare Centre @ Jyoti Nagar

Police Families Welfare Society (PFWS) strives for the welfare of families of Delhi Police personnel. To reach out to the families and render services to them, the PFWS has 10 Welfare Centers across the city.  As a part of its continuing activities, a new welfare center was inaugurated on 08.09.2020 by Smt. PratimaShrivastava, President, PFWS at Police Colony Jyoti Nagar, North-East District, Delhi.  The function was graced by Special Guests Mrs. Nahid Sultana and Mrs. Smita Kaumudi, wives of senior police officers of CRPF, JT.CP/Eastern Range, DCP/Welfare, DCP & Addl.DCP/North East District, Team Leaders and family members of police colonies. The President PFWS formally inaugurated the welfare center followed by a traditional lamp lighting ceremony. It was followed by presentation of a cultural show by the residents of Police Colony Jyoti Nagar. The Special Guests were felicitated with gift hampers and mementoes.
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Clutch Making Workshop

As an effective step in the direction of empowering women by giving them upskilling and training opportunities, a workshop on clutch making was organised at the Dwarka welfare centre on 22nd August, 2020 in association with the Uttar Pradesh Institute of Design. Chairman UPID, Ms. Kshipra Shukla, President PFWS, Smt. Pratima Shrivastava and other senior team leaders graced the occasion. Residents of the Dwarka police colony presented a drama on the theme of “Need of upskilling and training” to convey the importance of the workshop.
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Condiments Packaging Centre

Life and food without flavouring can be extremely bland. Police Families Welfare Society (PFWS) believes in this maxim and hence prides itself in grinding and packaging some pure and flavoursome condiments that have gained immense popularity over the years. To ensure their consistent supply, a newly constructed Activity Hall and Condiments Packaging Centre was inaugurated by Smt. Pratima Shrivastava, President, PFWS on 16.10.2020 at the Pitampura Welfare Centre. The function was also graced by Smt. Shalini Singh, Joint CP/Western Range, DCP/Outer District, Addl. DCP/Outer District, Team Leaders of PFWS and residents of police colony Pitampura.
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PFWS Musical Star Competition

To unleash the hidden talent that lies latent in our police families, PFWS conducted an online solo singing and dance competition called “PFWS – Musical Star.” Under the able guidance of President PFWS, Smt. Pratima Shrivastava, online auditions were held on the PFWS Preneur Facebook page which gained instant and massive popularity. It was extremely heartening to see 324 contestants, which included some very talented police personnel as well, turning up for the auditions.
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Terracotta Pottery Workshop

Earthen pots and terracotta artefacts have been around for centuries and mastered by Indian craftsmen. And now, with the world moving away from synthetic and non-degradable items and gravitating towards organic and easily recyclable ones for the betterment of our environment, humanity is once again looking towards the earth and all that it gives.

Realising the need to teach our workers about the beauty and craft of terracotta pottery, PFWS, in association with the Uttar Pradesh Institute Of Design, Lucknow organised a workshop on terracotta pottery on 7th November, 2020 at the Jyoti Nagar Welfare Centre. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Garima (UPID) and designer Shri Ishwar Singh from Jaipur. Many Team Leaders and about 20 members of police families were present for the workshop which taught different types of terracotta designs to the ladies present. As a token of gratitude, an appreciation letter was given to Dr. Garima (UPID) by Smt. Poorva Ved Surya, Team leader of Welfare Centre Jyoti Nagar.

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Modernised Candle Making Unit

Over the years, candles made by the Police Families Welfare Society (PFWS) have become very popular, especially for their beautiful designs, vibrant colours and aromatic flavours. And, it’s no surprise, that their demand rises manifolds around Diwali, the festival of lights. To meet this increasing demand, Smt. Pratima Shrivastava, President PFWS inaugurated the Candle Production Unit and Skill Centre at Welfare Centre New Police Lines (NPL) on 26th October, 2020. The unit was recently renovated and upgraded with modern utilities providing an improved working environment for its workers.
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``KNIT YARN`` Woollens Centre

The day of Christmas is the day to warm up your souls. With the motive to spread warmth in the chilling winter, this Christmas PFWS presents a new knitting hub “Knit Yarn – Warm up your soul” at Vikaspuri Welfare Centre. The knitting hub was inaugurated by the President, Smt. Pratima Shrivastava on 25.12.2020. This skill centre will provide knitting training besides production of best quality winter wears.
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``LAVANYA`` Beauty Salon

For quite some time, there has been a long standing demand from the ladies of the Delhi Police personnel to have their own Beauty Salon. Recognising that need and fulling this demand, Police Families Welfare Society identified a space and initiated the work under the guidance and leadership of its President, Smt. Pratima Shrivastava who launched the first PFWS Beauty Salon called “LAVANYA” on 24th December, 2020 at the Shalimar Bagh Welfare Centre. In attendance were several senior members, team leaders and residents of the police colony. Smt. Shrivastava, who was the Chief Guest on the occasion, also inaugurated the Skill Centre which will impart training to the female members of our police families in the fields of Beauty care and Jute tailoring.
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Counselling through Webinars

A webinar on the topic “Pre-Menopause to Menopause: Managing the changing stages of Life” was held on 10th June 2020 in association with Forum for Democracy. The webinar was beneficial for  the PFWS ladies wherein very important issues related to women were discussed by experts.

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KASHAYAM distribution drive

In the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic scenario the Police Families Welfare Society (PFWS) under the leadership of it’s President Smt. Pratima Shrivastava has undertaken a number of initiatives in order to strengthen the overall Delhi Police response.
A city wide immunity drink distribution programme under PFWS came to a conclusion today at Sarai Rohilla Police Colony, North District. PFWS senior Mrs. Mamta Gupta and Mrs. Sapna Kumar alongwith DCP/North District were present during the occasion. Nearly 9000 members of police families had the opportunity to take the drink and learnt its recipe. Mr. T. V. Madan Kumar, the President of Legal Rights Council and Secretary namely Mrs. Raj Lakmi Mandal and were handed over appreciation letters on behalf of the President of the PFWS Smt. Pratima Shrivastava alongwith a gift containing masks and sanitizer being made by PFWS along with the memento mug and koshis-ek-asha magazine.
In an escalation to its commitment the PFWS, in association with LEGAL RIGHTS COUNCIL-INDIA, NGO focusing upon health awareness apart from other issues, had undertaken a systematic distribution of Ayurvedic immunity drink, i.e. Kadha (decoction) also known as “Kashyam” to Police families of Delhi Police Personnel residing in Police Colonies. The programme was launched on 04.05.2020 at Welfare Centre in Jagat Puri Police Colony wherein Mrs. Raj Laxmi Manda, General Secretary LRC, was personally present alongwith welfare staff of PFWS. A huge quantity of decoction i.e. nearly 80 litres was prepared on each day from raw materials containing 400 grams of cinnamon, 1.5 kg of black pepper, 1.75 kg Ginger, 6.5 kg jaggery, and 1 kg lemon, apart from Tulsi leaves. The residents of Police Colonies of Shakar Pur, New Ashok Nagar, Kaushambi, Narela pocket A/5 and pocket B/4, Rohini, Shalimar Bagh, Ashok Vihar, Pitampura , Pushpanjali Enclave, Paschim Vihar, Model Town colony, Jahangir Puri ,Metro police colony Jahangir Puri , Police Station Jahangir Puri, New Police Lines, Model Town Police Station, Malviya Nagar, Sec14 PHP Dwarka, Vikaspuri Police Lines, Ahata Kidara, Civil Lines, Sarai Rohilla and Subzi Mandi. and was served to nearly 9000 members of police families across Delhi.
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Contribution to Covid-19 Warriors of Delhi Police

The Police Families Welfare Society salutes the selfless service rendered by Delhi Police personnel amidst the nationwide lockdown due to #Covid_19. It is contributing certain basic commodities in recognition of their continuous efforts in keeping the people safe. It is also contributing through supply of relief material to needy people across the city. We appreciate the commitment of Nestle India towards the police force and their contribution.
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Hand Sanitizer & Mask Making Initiative

Delhi Police is constantly performing their duties in fighting against the pandemic caused due to novel Corona Virus (COVID 19). But, they need care too. PFWS is doing its duty to safeguard the Delhi Police personnel and their family members from the threat of COVID 19. Under the guidance of President PFWS, Mrs. Pratima Shrivasatava, Police Families Welfare Society is making Masks & Hand Sanitizers to distribute among the Delhi Police personnel and their family members free of cost in order to fight against the deadly novel Corona Virus (COVID-19). The masks are being prepared at PFWS Skill & Production Centre, Model Town. A dedicated and trained staff has started production of Hand Sanitizers at the Hand Sanitizer Production Unit at Welfare Centre New Police Lines exclusively for the police personnel and their family members.

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Prashiksha-Skill Development Centres

An effort and step towards empowerment of women of our community through skill development, as per the vision of patron, Shri Amulya Patnaik, and guidance of Smt. Suchana Patnaik, President, PFWS was implemented successfully by Dr. Sushi Singh Vice President PFWS and her able team at two welfare centres. PFWS opened two skill development centres under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) which is implemented by National Skill Development Council (NSDC) and Skills Root (approved training partner of NSDC) which is running at Model Town and Narela Police Colonies centres for imparting training in Assistant Beauty Therapist and Self-Employed Tailor courses respectively.

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Hunar se Rozgar with ITDC

PFWS introduced our youth to “Hunar Se Rozgar” a skill development program run by Ashok Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Management, India Tourism Development Corporation under Ministry of Tourism, Government of India in Hospitality trades. In the first phase, 9 candidates (18 years and above 12th pass) have joined a 3-month long course, where they were trained as “Front office associate”. This training was free of cost and on successful completion of training program, followed by a test, certificates were issued to all candidates by Ashok Institute of Hospitality & Tourism Management on behalf of Ministry of Tourism Government of India. This initiative has been well received by the youth and appreciated by one and all.

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Mega Job Fair for Police Families

Considering the need for providing better opportunities to our Delhi Police families, “Delhi Police Job Fair” was organised on 1st December, 2018 in partnership with Axis Bank, under the aegis of Welfare Wing of Delhi Police and Police Families Welfare Society (PFWS). This time it was organised exclusively for the youth and retired police personnel. The President PFWS, Smt. Suchana Patnaik and the Commissioner of Delhi Police, Shri Amulya Patnaik were the Chief Guests of the opening and closing ceremonies respectively. 128 Corporate Entities participated in the event and more than 8000 candidates registered for the jobs in different age categories. During the screening process held prior to the fair, 1600 candidates qualified and appeared for the interview. During the closing ceremony, The Commissioner of Delhi Police, Shri Amulya Patnaik, in his address, mentioned that owing to paucity of time and demanding nature of work of police personnel, It is essential that the Delhi Police takes step to meet their needs.

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Food Preservation Course

PFWS has been working consistently towards women empowerment. A food preservation course was organised for the resident ladies to nurture and hone their culinary skills. A five-day workshop was conducted at Ahata Kidara and NPL Welfare Centres by Mr. Kuldeep, Mrs. Sunita Arora and Mr. Ramesh from Ministry of Women And Child Development. President, PFWS, Smt. Suchana Patnaik graced the occasion and motivated the ladies to come forward and use the facility provided to them at their door-step. Our enthusiastic ladies learned a variety of cuisines, traditional sweets, squash, and pickles etc. They were sensitized on the nutritional value of the food and also how to preserve the nutrient value of fruits and vegetables. This course provided valuable hands-on training to the ladies who wish to pursue a career in the food industry. On the completion of this course, they received certificates from the Ministry of Women And Child Development and now they are qualified to start their own venture.

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Counseling & Coaching for Civil Services Aspirants

The wards of police personnel interested to take up civil service jobs, were given a chance to boost up their calibres through our new initiative under WAJIFA. Police Familes Welfare Society organised a workshop on Civil Services Examination for civil services aspirants of our police families on 18.01.2018 at 17, Mother Teresa Crescent. Success Guru A. K Mishra, Founder and Director of “Chanakya IAS Academy, addressed the Civil Services aspirants at the workshop and shared mantras to achieve success in Civil Services Examination. He also promised to support our initiative to help economically weaker strata of our police families.Smt Suchana Patnaik, president PFWS and Dr Sushi Singh, Vice President, PFWS also motivated the young aspirants. After this workshop, a scholarship exam was conducted for civil services aspirants of our police families at Chanakya Academy and 5 students out of 36 were shortlisted for scholarship. These students are taking discounted coaching at Chanakya IAS Academy.

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Green Initiative with WOW

PFWS launched a Green Initiative ‘WOW’ (wealth out of waste) on waste management in collaboration with ESREE foundation. In this regard, a program was held at welfare centre Malviya Nagar and Smt. Suchana Patnaik, President, PFWS, inaugurated this pilot project in the presence of Sh. Madhusudhan, Senior Consultant, ESREE foundation and senior members of PFWS. Sh. Madhusudhan introduced and explained the project. Members of ESREE Foundation sensitized the residents about the benefits of segregation of waste and how to make compost out of Kitchen waste with the help of Nukkad Natak and talks. They emphasized the crucial issue of post-consumer waste management and proper segregation and recycling of waste. With the continuous efforts of the ESREE team and our team leaders and welfare staff, more and more families are getting involved in the process. PFWS is committed to implementing this initiative in other Police Colonies in the coming months. ‘Be a part of the solution, not a part of the pollution’.