Assistant Commissioner of Police Surinder Jeet Kaur lost her husband to COVID-19 in June last year.
On March 8, International Women’s Day, she will be honored for her work during the epidemic. Ms. Kaur is one of the 21 women officers who will be honored by Police Commissioner SN Srivastava for their work.
Speaking to Hindu, Ms. Kaur, who is posted in the Women’s Cell Against Crime in the South-East District, said the last eight months have been exceptionally difficult. “I lost my husband, and my son, who is in Canada, could not come. My sister-in-law is also living abroad and she could not make it either. I lost my father-in-law a few months before my husband. In times of grief, I was all alone, ”she said. The official said she could not meet her son due to travel restrictions.
“I go back from work in an empty house because it was only me, my husband and father-in-law who were living and they are both gone,” she said.
Talking about the honor she received on Women’s Day, Ms. Kaur said that she is happy that the department is recognizing her effort. “I am glad that the department came to know that I had worked during the epidemic and I suffered heavy losses. The department has been cooperative. It is a good feeling when your sacrifice and work is recognized, ”she said.
Other officers to be honored include Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Laxmi Kanwat, Inspector Lalita Rawat and Kaushal Pandey, Sub Inspectors Priya, Mukta, Anita and Pooja, Assistant Sub Inspectors Maya, Head Constable Bharti and Seema, Constable Yankee, Naeemuni, Geeta. Bai, Manju, Sukanya, Yogendri, Neelam, Resham, Pooja and Suman for work in their departments and during epidemics.
Sources said that women congregations will also be honored. Women who have given birth in police control room vans during the epidemic-induced lockout have also been invited to the event to be held at Police Headquarters on 8 March.