The CRPF’s first women battalion, on Friday celebrated International Women's Day 2019 at their headquarters in Dwarka, Delhi
The CRPF’s first women battalion, on Friday celebrated International Women's Day 2019 at their headquarters in Dwarka, Delhi

CRPF's first women battalion celebrates International Women's Day with zeal

ANI | Updated: Mar 08, 2019 20:03 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 8 (ANI): The CRPF’s first women battalion, 88 Battalion on Friday celebrated International Women's Day 2019 at their headquarters in Dwarka, Delhi. 
Many fun-filled activities along with a guest lecture on women's health were organised for the celebration.
Dressed in white shirts, black waistcoats and checked skirts, the women personnel participated in activities like fashion show, 'Gol Gappa' eating competition and singing competition. 
One of the Commandant's of the battalion, Poonam Gupta, said Women's Day can be celebrated every day. She also opined that family support becomes very crucial because whenever there is an emergency. 
Neera Upaddhya, the Assistant Commandant and the commander of the fourth bus of the convoy that came under attack in Pulwama, said, “When the Scorpio banged the first bus, our Mahila Jawans got shocked and stunned and the scenario turned black that time. They did not have weapons at that time so they took the position and secured themselves from cross firing”. 
On being asked about the message on Women's Day, she said, "Never feel that you are less than anybody in the world, you are unique in your own capability. There is no comparison of women to any other thing in the world." (ANI)

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