In a CSR programme building association with the Haryana Police, Hero MotoCorp presented a total of 100 Duet scooters for the women police force under 'Project Sakhi', also marking the occasion of ‘Mahila Police Diwas’. The scooters are equipped with sirens, traffic lights and PA systems. The scooters are expected to provide convenience to the women police personnel in their patrolling activities, while also go a long way towards meeting the key objectives of ‘Project Sakhi’ - a Hero MotoCorp programme aimed at enabling the safety and security of women across the state.
Hero MotoCorp has handed over 200 two-wheelers to Haryana Police since last year, under various initiatives such as ‘Project Sakhi’ in Gurugram and Rewari and two-wheeler training schools in Sonepat and Karnal. The brand has also introduced two-wheeler riding simulators at various Haryana Police Academies to strengthen the riding capabilities of the police force.
Hero also runs a Student Police Cadets (SPC) programme in association with the Haryana Police. Students from 50 schools in Gurugram are enrolled in multiple planned activities to inculcate sensibilities such as respect for law and community skills in their personalities.
Vijay Sethi, Head - CIO and Head - CSR, Hero MotoCorp, handed over the scooters in the presence of Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar. Also present on the occasion were BS Sandhu, IPS, DGP Haryana and other senior police and government officials.
Speaking on the occasion, Sethi said, "As the market leader and a responsible corporate citizen, Hero MotoCorp is committed to promoting Road Safety and Women Empowerment. We are constantly engaged in increasing awareness on these key topics through a series of programmes at the national and regional levels. In Haryana, we have a long-term association with the state police department to bring about effective change in the society, and I am confident that today’s initiative will further strengthen this partnership."