DCW begins 13-day padyatra from Rajghat for women safety
New Delhi: Surrounded by thousands of women including young and old, Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson (DCW) Swati Maliwal, together with members of the Commission started her 13-day padyatra from Rajghat on Sunday morning.
Accompanied by Delhi Government's newly launched Mahila Suraksha Dal, the massive procession walked to Shakarpur police station and from there continued on foot towards Laxmi Nagar, Trilokpuri and Kalyanpuri – the crime infested areas of East Delhi.
Before starting the padyatra, the DCW team paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat .
DCW chief said "She draws immense strength from Rajghat. Last year, while seeking stringent rape law in the country, she observed a 10-day anshan at the same venue."
Addressing the gathering at the launch of the padayatra, Maliwal appealed to the women of Delhi to come together to ensure Delhi is safe for its daughters. In order to involve communities in making Delhi safe, Swati Maliwal asked people to volunteer as Mahila Suraksha Mitr by calling at 9350-181-181.
In the course of 13 days, the DCW team will walk the streets of Delhi covering hundreds of kilometres, connecting with women who need help but fail to reach the Commission.
The Mahila Suraksha Padyatra will work on highlighting the security lacunae in various parts of the city and seek redressal from concerned authorities.
DCW Chief also gave her support to the fast announced by the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for full statehood. In his tweet, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, "Swati ji and her team are working tirelessly for the safety and security of women. Best wishes to them for this padyatra."