Bhopal, Jan 9: Members of Shaurya Dals – a body consisting of volunteers, who have come together with an objective of creating a women-friendly environment – will play a significant role in maintaining order during the coming Simhastha Mela, to be held in Ujjain. In this regard, the department has handed over its action plan to district administration and the Central Mela Committte, an official statement said today.
Women and Child Development Minister Maya Singh informed that all Shaurya Dal teams constituted in seven districts of Ujjain division, will actively participate in Simhastha. The Mela area will have 10 Shaurya centres, which would provide service to people in three shifts from 0500 hrs to 0100 hrs. Pointing out that there was heavy rush at bus stands and railway stations of Ujjain’s nearby districts of Agar, Dewas, Ratlam and Shajapur during Simhastha, she said Shaurya Dal members will also be deployed there to assist devotees. Each team comprising five members will function in three shifts.
Special training for alertness and monitoring in view of the Simhastha will be imparted to Shaurya Dal members. Apart from helping women and children in need immediately, the members will also assist in locating missing persons, advice and guide devotees, inform control room immediately about suspicious elements, help disabled persons and contribute in maintenance of sanitation and hygiene. Shaurya Dals will also assist police and district administration in crowd management. Along with cooperating with the Health Department for treatment facilities, Shaurya Dal members will also inform officers of the Women and Child Development Department immediately on locating child beggars. All members will be provided two sets of uniform so that people can identify them and seek their help, she added.