Mrs. Pratima Shrivastava is an educationist, a teacher and leader in the field of welfare and social work. She has double master’s degree in science and arts. She practices learning through innovation and she has has been awarded the prestigious ‘Incentive Award’ in 2016 by Kendriya Vidyalaya for her contribution.
Outside of the PFWS, she runs a NGO called “Narayan Mahila Vikas Sansthan” which aims to provide free education to the children who need it. In addition, she works with Inner Wheel Club of Mulund Hills which is working continuously for the empowerment of women.
During her four year tenure in CRPF she headed the RCWA J&K zone. She found working for the CRPF personnel families’ to be a great honor and pride. Under her guidance, the organization launched new initiatives for fostering entrepreneurship by providing knowledge and skill development classes. She led opening of Tailoring Centre, Beauty Parlor, Knitting Centre and Computer Centre for the families. These endeavors were to enable the families to have an additional source of income and to provide them with social and financial independence. Under her leadership, the CRPF zone won the best documentary prize in the annual welfare meet.
She has lead PFWS with the same passion and dedication in order to bring positive change in the lives of our police families.
Mrs. Suchana Patnaik
Former President, PFWS (Feb, 2017-Feb, 2020)
Mrs. Suchana Patnaik, President, PFWS, holds a masters’ degree in Sociology and a bachelors’ degree in Education. As an educationist and a teacher, she has spent a major part of her career in sharing knowledge and imparting values to young minds. She finds this endeavor to be deeply satisfying as, to her, it fulfills her life’s purpose. She feels responsible to extend the knowledge she has been fortunate to receive herself. The same passion for teaching and imparting knowledge has been a catalyst for her efforts at the PFWS welfare initiative, especially those that involved skill development, career counseling and learning for the children from Delhi Police Families.
The sociologist in her has been of immense benefit in understanding the social aspects and issues of the community. Her knowledge of sociology has been beneficial to the PFWS teams in understanding issues and conceptualizing initiatives that might support the cause in a systematic manner.
A student of arts, she completed her graduation in history honors from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi. Talented at matching colors, she emerged as a designer of children’s and women’ sclothing. She is also a talented artiste who has made her mark in creating and promoting Tanjore Paintings. She pursued her talents in various arts including painting and her paintings on nature were much admired by all. She learnt the art of Tanjore painting while in Pondicherry. Unlike the traditional artists she has dared to delve into figures hithertorarely covered by the traditional artists.
Police Family Welfare Society (PFWS) is a non-profit organization which was registered under the Societies Registration Act in the year 1972 as an autonomous body to look after the welfare of the police personnel and their families.