Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest two-wheeler maker, presented 100 Hero scooters – Destini 125 and Maestro Edge 125 - to the women police officers of Gorakhpur police department.
The chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, flagged off a rally of 100 Hero scooters presented to women police officers from Gorakhnath Mandir, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. The Hero MotoCorp scooters are equipped with GPS system, sirens, flashlights, public announcement (PA) systems, pepper spray and other essential police accessories, which the company says will help women cops who are a part of special ‘Sherni Dasta’ squad, to perform the patrolling duties more effectively.
Hero MotoCorp says its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative Project Sakhi is launched in association with the police departments, with an objective to enable women cops by providing them two-wheelers to increase their independent mobility.
Till date, Hero MotoCorp through its association with state police departments of 11 Indian states including – Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Telangana, Haryana, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Karnataka, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh and one Union Territory – Puducherry has handed over more than 2,900 two-wheelers to police departments and has empowered many women police officers under its CSR initiative Project Sakhi.