Safety and Security of women have always been paramount to the Indian Railways. Railway Protection Force (RPF) and frontline railway staff are relentlessly working to ensure safe & secure travel of women over the Indian railways. Dedicated to this objective of women security a pan India drive “Operation Mahila Suraksha” was launched from 3rd to 31st May 2022.
During this drive, RPF has arrested more than 7000 persons who were traveling unauthorizedly in the coaches reserved for women. RPF also rescued 150 girls/women from becoming the victims of human trafficking.
With an objective of providing enhanced safety and security to lady passengers travelling by trains for their entire journey a pan India initiative “Meri Saheli” is also operational. 283 teams (covering 223 stations) of trained mahila officers and personnel with an average total deployment of 1125 lady RPF personnel per day, are deployed across the Indian railways who interacted with more than 2 Lakh 25 thousand ladies during this period and provided them end to end security.
Train escort duties with mixed composition of male & female RPF personnel were also widely deployed during this period. Mixed escort duties have commenced few months back and are getting a positive feedback.
To educate the rail users regarding their safety and Dos & Don’ts during their journey, 5742 awareness campaigns were organized. During this month long operation, RPF personnel risking their own life, saved the life of 10 ladies who had slipped while boarding/ deboarding the moving train and were likely to get run over by the moving train.
Indian Railways is keen and determined to continue to enhance women security cover over the railway network.
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Chrysa Smith, a resident of Bucks County, PA has just released her eighth children’s book titled, “A Grand Slam Birthday.” Smith has an easy reader series, “The Adventures of the Poodle Posse,” a prequel picture book, “Once upon a Poodle,” and her previous release, “The Upside-Down Gardener.”
“In A Grand Slam Birthday,” Dory Oslo arrives at her cousin’s birthday party, and nobody looks like they’re having too much fun. In fact, the kids are lined up against the wall like toy soldiers. But Dory, (from The Upside-Down Gardener), turns up the excitement once again as her cousin opens her gift and finds something that turns the party inside-out and into something quite unexpected. A piñata becomes baseball practice as frilly cousin Izzy tries her hand at whacking that donkey with a big spoon. After a few tries, she wallops the toy and it’s contents come flying out. Balls, candy and whistles turn into the backdrop for a super-exciting game of baseball, complete with announcer! All the kids jump in, as paper plates serve as bases, big spoon as a bat and a ring pop as a microphone. The MVP of the game turns out to be none other than the unlikely Izzy, but Dory and her cousin Izzy, and the whole gang at the party learn a thing or two about fun, trying new things, and having confidence in yourself.
According to The Midwest Book Review,
Chrysa Smith offers a different birthday celebration theme that revolves around translating one’s passion into achievable, enjoyable fun everyone can pursue… Her depiction of how two unfamiliar pursuits eventually engage the entire party in trying something new makes for an appealing story that goes beyond the usual birthday themes to encourage kids to problem-solve in more cooperative ways. The message about trying new things is really a lesson on positivity and creative pursuits. This approach will delight both picture book readers and their read-aloud parents with a taste of something different.
The book is suggested for primary grade independent readers (age 6+) , Dory fans, baseball and fun lovers. It is available on her website: wellbredbook.net, where it can be dedicated and signed, or through Amazon or the Newtown Bookshop.
Smith also writes for adults. She has a column in Bucks County Magazine and Lake & Country Magazine out of Lake Geneva, WI, and has penned articles for Costco Connections, Philly Style and others.
For more information, log onto: www.wellbredbook.net.
Girls Inc. of New York City announced today the honoree for the 22nd Anniversary of Girls Inc. of New York City’s annual Spring Gala. This year’s Lifting Girls Up gala will honor Moody’s Corporation. The gala will take place virtually on May 13, 2021 at 6:00pm ET. Girls Inc. of New York City will celebrate 22 years of providing programs that transform girls’ lives, educating and inspiring thousands of low-income girls to better navigate gender, economic, and social barriers in order to be prepared for leadership and academic opportunities. Proceeds from the gala will support Girls Inc. of New York City’s mental wellness, financial literacy, STEM, and college readiness and retention programs for underserved girls across New York City who have been hardest hit by the pandemic.
“The Lifting Girls Up Gala is about rallying together to address gender inequalities that have been magnified during the pandemic. We hope you’ll join us for some fabulous performances, but also to hear firsthand from the girls’ experiences. We look forward to seeing you there,” said Dr. Pamela Maraldo, CEO of Girls Inc. of New York City.
The 2021 Lifting Girls Up gala, hosted by comedian Abbi Crutchfield, will feature a special performance by Broadway star, Jawan Jackson, of Ain’t Too Proud-The Life and Times of the Temptations. Also during the event, various girls from the Girls Inc. of New York City community will share their experiences, and speak on how being involved with Girls Inc. has impacted their lives.
This year’s gala will also give guests the opportunity to join an exclusive VIP Experience. The VIP Experience, offered to donors and sponsors at $10,000 and up, will begin an hour before the gala at 5:00pm ET. VIP members will enjoy perks such as a bottle of Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut Rosé, a private performance by Broadway performer and actress, Isabelle McCalla, a toast from Girls Inc. of NYC’s Board Chair, and a custom, interactive cocktail demonstration by celebrated bartender Joaquín Simó of Pouring Ribbons.
For more information about the 2021 Spring Gala or to purchase tickets, please visit: https://www.girlsincnyc.org/gala2021
About Moody’s Corporation
Moody’s Corporation is the parent company of Moody’s Investor Service and Moody’s Analytics, and provides investors with credit ratings, risk analysis, and research for stocks, bonds, and government entities. Composed of a diverse team, Moody’s is dedicated to promoting clarity, knowledge, and transparency in the global community, and helps decision-makers manage risk and identify opportunities by providing valuable insights and trusted standards. Girls Inc. of New York City is pleased to honor Moody’s for its partnership with the non-profit organization in launching the first data analytics program of its kind for high school girls: Generation Giga Girls (G3). G3 is intended to bolster interest for girls ages 14-17 in the exciting new field of data analytics. This program centers on building girls’ skills in mathematics, critical thinking, and technology.
About Girls Inc. of New York City
Girls Inc. of New York City inspires New York City girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy. Our comprehensive approach to whole girl development equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. These positive outcomes are achieved through three core elements: people – trained staff and volunteers who build lasting, mentoring relationships; environment – girls-only, physically and emotionally safe, where there is a sisterhood of support, high expectations, and mutual respect; and programming – research-based, hands-on and minds-on, age-appropriate, meeting the needs of today’s girls. Join us at www.girlsincnyc.org, @girlsincny, and www.facebook.com/girlsincnyc.