With safety protocols in place, technology is a wonderful servant: Mr. Anjani Kumar

Hyderabad, March 17, 2023: SHE M POWER–5th Women’s Conclave & Awards 2023  with the theme “Accelerate Safety & Well-Being in Sustainable World” held on Friday at JRC Convention center, Filmnagar in the city. More than 1000 delegates have taken part in the same.

Mr. Anjani Kumar, IPS, Director General of Police, Telangana; Mr. Stephen Raveendra, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad; Ms. Jennifer Larson is the Consul General in Hyderabad; Dr. Gurunath Reddy, CMD, Continental Hospitals, Mr. Krishna Yedula, Secretary General, SCSC; Ms. Nitika Pant, IPS, DCP-Women and Child Safety; Ms. Pratyusha Sharma,  Jt. Sec Women’s Forum, SCSC graced the conclave and spoke.

DGP Anajani Kumar launched two She Shuttle Services sponsored by Virtusa and Providence.  It had 15 to date and two more added and together are impacting one lakh people a month.

Addressing the gathering Mr. Anjani Kumar, DGP said with safety protocols in place, technology will be a wonderful servant. Cultivate the culture of protocols. 

One flight either lands or takes off every minute across the world. Except few, not many incidents or accidents are seen because of the adherence to the strict protocols, standard systems, and checks and balances. These protocols have to be evolved in every field he said. 

Which are the top most populous countries in the world? he asked the audience. The stock answer we have is China and India. But it is Facebook he said. If Facebook was to be a country, it has 2.4 billion subscribers, more than China or India’s population. Facebook knows everything about you. Your date they have is more vulnerable, he said. 

He explained how terrorists used more intelligence than police in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. 

Dr Gurunath Reddy, CMD of Continental Hospital gave the keynote address. And he gave convincing facts about how women are superior to men. Women’s brains work five times faster than men’s. MRI shows that 70% of neurons in women’s brains light up much faster to perform multiple tasks than men. Men can spint well. But women beat men in the long run. Women proved to have more endurance than men in the case of the 195 km long run. No man could ever beat that record. Women have higher physical endurance. Women are healthier, they live longer. Their muscle fiber is stronger and makes them better long-distance runners and bikers. Less women are diabetic, fewer women suffer cancer. They get fewer infectious diseases. Men get more flue attacks than women, he said much to the surprise of the audience.

Stephen Raveendra, Commissioner of Cyberabad Police said the theme of the conclave is vital to society. We have come a long way in women-related matters, but a still a long way to go. Women’s rights are still challenged. One of the few challenges is the financial well-being of women. The women are financially excluded and discriminated against. Education is the cornerstone for women’s empowerment. We see girls excelling more than boys in tenth-class results but subsequently dropping out. Only 9% of co-founders of startups are women. The well-being of a woman is another critical component. He urged corporations to pay more attention to the wellness of women employees. Time for change is now, he said and concluded his speech. 

Welcoming the gathering Ms. Pratyusha Sharma, SCSC Women’s Forum leader said the theme was chosen carefully.  How do we accelerate safety, and well-being in a sustainable world by always paying due respect to women, helping them rise, and helping them voice and ensure the message reaches more?  Margadarshak and sanghamitra trained to date 1500 and cases reported approximately 850 plus she informed. Knowledge-sharing sessions and safety sessions covered 60,000 people. We prepared a safety hostel list to enable employees to look for safe hostels certified by SCSC and Cyberabad police as per the 10 commandments, she informed

Krishna Yedula said SCSC is the single largest touch point serving two million workforces. SCSC’s scale, size, and impact have grown. It has been playing a catalyst role for so many years. She Shuttle services which started with one has now gone to 17 and demand is increasing 

Three Panel discussions were held. One was on Vision for SCSC was moderated by Krishna Yedula.  The panelists include Apoorva Rao, IPS., SP Nalgonda Dr. Ramadevi – Amara Hospitals Anil Rachamalla – End Now Foundation.

Participating in this Apoorva said police are focusing on data and evidence-led policing. She said that cyber crimes are on the rise. Dr. Rama Devi spoke about mental health and how to handle stress. Anil Rachamalla said the gifts of technology are addiction, attention deficiency, impatience, instant gratification, and no empathy. In all this common sense is missing in social engineering cases which are on the rise more than cyber crimes. In social engineering crimes they use some data collected online, he said.  

The second panel was on Sustainability as a way of Life for a balanced Ecosystem. It was moderated by Padma Priya.  Swaraj Priyadarshi, Dexterity Global 2. Elca Grobler and My Choices Foundation were the two panelists.

A fireside chat was held with Murali Krishna, Country Head-Providence, moderated by Pratyusha Sharma on the Health & Mindset of Women in the Workplace. 

Nukkad Natak by Meru International Students was performed on Child Safety

Ms. Jennifer Larson, Consul General of the US Consulate was the Chief Guest for the Awards ceremony. She highlighted the importance of women in every area of our world.   She presented Industry and Individual awards in the category of women’s safety and well-being to the respective winners. Short Film Contest Winners and Key Achievers in the field of safety, well-being, and sustainability were also feted.

Special Achievers: Sravanthi Shivaram; Payal Kapur (Sens It Eyes); Shipra Gandhi (Spreading Happiness); G Amulya (Golfer).  SHE Teams were also honored with awards including Mohammadi WPC; Shankaramma WPC; Anasuya WPC; Sarala Wasi WPC; G Pushpavathi WPC; Sangeetha ARWPC. The Sanghamitra volunteers recognized include Ramesh Pittala; Shabana Rehmat; Aashita.  Kamble; Nisha Karki. The Margdarshak honored were Nagesh Reddy Alla; Dr. Usha Yanamandra; Chandrakanth AS.  The companies honored were Dr. Reddy’s; Metrochem; Cognizant Technology Solutions; Berkadia; Factset System India Pvt Ltd; Tech Mahindra. Two hospitals too were recognized AIG Hospital and Medicover Hospitals

Dupati Govind Raju won the 1st Prize in Short Film Contest; Chandavolu Bhanuprakash, 2nd Prize and Chikati Sravan Kumar, 3rd Prize. They too were honored by Ms. Jennifer.

Bharosa Lounge was set up. Awareness desks on initiatives like Women & Children; SHE Team and on how to file Anti Human Trafficking Cases were set up. Rotary Sumitra stall created awareness of Menstrual Health and Hygiene. Karkinos stall educated visited on how early detection helps reverse the problem. The Naari stall spread the importance of women’s wellness and initiatives.

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