Such a workshop was being held for the first time in the country, said Anasuya Sengupta, State Coordinator, GSPP Project.The workshop was conducted in collaboration with Saarathi, a Bangalore-based media organisation.
Noted writers interacted with police officials from across the State."We thought it would be unique to bring together established writers and police personnel.Established writers also have a very lay view of the police system.The interaction helped police personnel learn the technicalities of writing so that they could try to write about the system from within it," said Ms. Sengupta
said that the GSPP Project
began in 2001, and training for police personnel at all levels began in 2003.
"During the course of the project, we realised that police personnel are very creative.Such workshops will help them channel that creativity and share their experiences in a skilful manner, while maintaining confidentiality," she
...When I was asked by the Project Coordinator Ms. Anasuya Sengupta to attend a workshop of the Gender Sensitization and People Friendly Police Project, a joint venture of the Karnataka State Police and UNICEF, I jumped at the opportunity, as apart from being curious about the work ethics of the police force from within, I wanted to experience at first hand how police personnel take to a workshop on a subject that is gaining more and more importance and relevance these days.
, BJ Ajith Kumar and Ms.Rovina Bastian was an introduction leading to the actual workshop.