Testimonials

TRANSCRIPTION OF ANAND MAHINDRA’S VIDEO ADDRESS

With the changing times more and more women are mingling in the mainstream and the issues of women Safety and Security are coming right to the forefront from everything. From everything that I have read the Cyberabad police have taken up this challenge vigorously. The presence of SHE or She teams and the introduction of projects like the Bharosa support centers. SAFE and Hawkeye mobile apps have created the connect and a safety net for citizens particularly women, it requires insight and sensitivity to see the world from a woman’s perspective and the police are doing a great job, but there’s a deeper question that must be asked.

With the changing times more and more women are mingling in the mainstream and the issues of women Safety and Security are coming right to the forefront from everything. From everything that I have read the Cyberabad police have taken up this challenge vigorously.

The presence of SHE or She teams and the introduction of projects like the Bharosa support centers. SAFE and Hawkeye mobile apps have created the connect and a safety net for citizens particularly women, it requires insight and sensitivity to see the world from a woman’s perspective and the police are doing a great job, but there’s a deeper question that must be asked.

Is Special protection really the answer? Should we be content with protecting women or should we be helping them stand on their own two feet so that they don’t need special protection. The society for Cyberabad Security Council has understood that protection is only the first step and that the ultimate goal has to be empowerment. That’s the vision of this conclave to make the leap from enforcement to empowerment.

It is a wonderful quest for a long-term and sustainable solution to a major social problem. A change of this magnitude however cannot come about overnight it calls for a change of mindset and a shift in deep-seated attitude. The Cyberabad police have shown the way. But the change of mindset begins with each one of us as parents. It begins with the way we bring up our sons and daughters as spouses. It begins with the respect we show to our partner as employers is begins with encouraging women in the workplace bolstering their self belief and economic freedom.

Finally as human beings, it begins with each of us particularly men realizing that unshackling the potential of women will enrich their lives, but also the lives of their children and the lives of generations to come. This conclave will celebrate this theme of empowerment, stories, experiences and dialogues. I want to compliment the organizers on the boldness and breadth of their vision. I wish you all a very successful and impactful meeting.

 

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