Imphal, June 13: Passing out parade of 569 women constables of the 9th Indian Reserve Mahila Battalion, inducted for the first time was held today at the parade ground of Manipur Police Traning College, Pangei, Imphal East.
Home minister Gaikhangam took the salute of the march-past contingents after conducting the oath taking ceremony with director of MPTC ADGP P Dongel.
Speaking on the occasion, Gaikhangam said though Manipur Police Training Collage Pangei lacks in infrastructure; the training college has conducted several trainings of SI, jemmandar and constable in the last many years.
The successful of training was due to the hard work of the director and other MPTC officials, he said.
Gaikhangam further said that women take a very important role in the society.
They are highly dedicated and have more sacrificial spirit in comparison to other state women. Moreover, within the family women also shoulder big responsibilities.
It is very unfortunate that crime against women has been escalating in the state in the last few years.
Rape and molestation have become routine. Women are used and forcibly involved in various cases of crime in Manipur. In such situation women need to learn self-defense training like martial art etc., he said.
Gaikhangam expressed his optimism that the women battalion can help in eradicating crime against women and children, and also help in controlling crimes committed by women.
In his speech, director MPTC ADGP P Dongel IPS said the training was commenced on May 28, 2013.
The women constables have been given training on Human Rights, along familiarisation with weaponry such as using AK rifles, INSAS rifles and many others.
DGP Shahid Ahmad, PHED minister I Hemochandra, chief secretary Lawmkunga, IGPs, DIGs and SPs were also present in the function.