In a bid to make women financially independent, IIM-Indore is partnering with the MP government to transform cops’ female kin into successful entrepreneurs.
The institute’s director, Professor Himanshu Rai, and MP Police’s Additional DG (ADG- Police Welfare), Vijay Kataria, met recently and have decided to partner to train mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, and other female members of MP cops to better manage their finances.
“The planned partnership is at a preliminary stage and it will be fine-tuned in the days to come. But once completely in place, it holds the potential of positively changing lives of female family members of around one lakh strong police force in the state,” Kataria told a portal.
“As per the preliminary discussions held with the IIM-I top brass till now, the entire focus of training of female family members of our cops by IIM-I faculties and associated NGO Arth Sangini will be to first enable them to prudently manage their limited finances and then even enable to make viable investments. During the process of training, if the entrepreneurial talent is spotted by the trainers in some girls and women, then specialised training will be rendered to them to turn them into entrepreneurs with the financial support of corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds of companies working with the IIM-I,” Indore Police’s additional SP (ASP-HQ) Manisha Pathak Soni told the same portal.
Once the partnership has been established, it will start on a pilot basis in Indore, which is 5,000 police personnel strong.