A name that depicts might.
A name that depicts strength.
A name that depicts women’s resilience.
In today’s worldly time, how many people do you know who work for others ??
How many people really care for others ??
Just a handful !?
With a mere thought and desire to uplift women and to empower them in every way possible, this Noble man has worked for more than 15 years of his life towards this cause.
Operation Garjana is like a dream come true for Mr. Rajeev Shrivastava. He is the man behind this mission and the mentor who believes that every woman has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. Mr. Shrivastava started his career as an IPS officer at the State level Police Services and has retired as a Director General Of Police, Chhattisgarh. A pioneer in community policing for around 20 years now, Mr. Shrivastava is a President’s awardee.
Mr. Shrivastava has always wanted to make this society a better place for women to live freely. Since ages, the women in our society have been so helpless and powerless. From the times of the Ramayana and Mahabharata, woman’s existence, her position in society is questionable. Mr. Shrivastava wants to reach out to people at large and wants to educate and train them to be respectful and powerful.
After working for women empowerment for more than 15 years, Operation Garjana came into being. This is the largest event that took place simultaneously in around 20 districts across the State of Chhattisgarh.
After the initial meetings at Mitan Police Times Office in Raipur, the final meeting for Operation Garjana was held in April at Police Officer’s Mess under the guidance of Mr. Shrivastava. Other members whose contribution is commendable in carrying out this training camp successfully in the state are Ms. Neeta Dumre (Ex-Indian Hockey Team Player), Md. Siriaj from Mitan Police Times, Ms. Harsha Sahu (Ex-Indian Karate Team Player).
The camp was held in two batches viz. Morning and evening. The trainees were women who were taught basics of self-defense. It is a fight against people who mistreat women in any way. The women were taught how to overcome an unpleasant situation bravely using things like a safety pin, a hair pin, dupatta or even a pen, any woman can safeguard herself. It is a social welfare camp which was eleemosynary.
Mr. Mahesh Gagda, Minister of Forest and Chairman of Creeda Bharti, Chhattisgarh has also showed immense support in this fantastic event.
This event was launched with a bang and has gathered a lot of media coverage.
We just hope that many such events are organized until every single woman is strong enough and stands up for herself. Operation Garjana has been started with an aim to be able to make a fair place for women in this unjust society, with an aim to upraise women; and will continue to do so in the coming years.
Come… let us join hands and support this mission for an empowered society.
Here’s to a strong woman..
May we know them,
May we raise them,
May we be them !!