50 women cops feted at marathon event organised by INWEC Odisha

Bhubaneswar:  As many as 50 women police officers from Twin City Cuttack and Bhubaneswar were awarded ‘The Pride of Odisha’ medals at ‘Ek Daud Desh Ke Naam’, a 5 km marathon/walkathon organized by INWEC Odisha, MSME DFO and Warriors Creed Defence Career Academy at Pahal here.

The women police officers were laurelled for their service of providing safety to women of the Twin City area at the event organized to celebrate 75 years of the Indian independence.

The marathon/walkathon that witnessed an enthusiastic participation among the citizens of the Twin City and women entrepreneurs of the INWEC, was graced by Padma Shri Dilip Tirkey, veteran Indian field Hockey player and former Rajya Sabha MP, Siddhanta Mahapatra, Actor, Producer and former Lok Sabha MP, S K Priyadarshi, Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack and P K Gupta, Joint Director & HOO, MSME DFO Cuttack, as chief guests.

Sukirti Patnaaik, co-chairperson of National INWEC and convener INWEC Odisha, Tanaya Patnaik, co-convener INWEC Odisha and executive director of Sambad Group, Rashmi Sahoo, core member of INWEC, Captain Chinmay Nayak, Army veteran with the Warriors Creed Academy were present the guests of honour.

The event started at 5:30 am at Pahal’s Warriors Creed Academy with a warm-up session followed by the flagging off of the marathon by chief guests. The runners enthusiastically completed the 5 kms stretch with several onlookers cheering and supporting them. On completion of the marathon, the participants were awarded medals.

Apart from presenting the ‘Pride of Odisha’ medals to the Twin City women police officers, INWEC also presented INWEC Visionary Leadership Award to S K Priyadarshi.

Guests present at the event appreciated the efforts of the organizers for celebrating the 75th Independence and honouring the women police officers.

On the occasion, students of the Warriors Creed Career Academy showcased their skills and professional trainings.

Later, Sukirti Patnaaik thanked the Warrior Creed Career Academy that is an entrepreneurial venture by Odia entrepreneurs with strong defence background for preparing the next generation of soldiers who defend our country. She also thanked S K Priyadarshi, Commissioner of Police, for his support for the cause and dedication of the women officers.

Tanaya Patnaik thanked the police force for their commitment towards a safe environment in the Twin City. She also shared INWEC’s contribution towards promotion of entrepreneurship in Odisha.

Rashmi Sahoo highlighted the responsibility of every citizen towards celebrating the 75 years of Independence. Siddhanta Mahapatra encouraged the crowd with his passionate involvement and appreciated the women police officers.

Following this, S K Priyadarshi shared various initiatives by the police force and thanked INWEC and Warriors Creed Academy for recognizing the contribution of the women officers.

Padma Shri Dilip Tirkey also appreciated the participants for reaching early in the morning and participating in the marathon. He interacted with all runners and police officers and awarded several medals to them.

MSME DFO P K Gupta and his team participated in the marathon. He ensured the government’s support towards various entrepreneurial ventures in Odisha and also wished entrepreneurs to explore various business opportunities and avail government schemes.


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