The grand finale of the 10th anniversary of Face to Face with the Government was held on August 26, with Amulya Patnaik, Commissioner of Police, Delhi. An initiative started 10 years ago by the current president of FLO, Harjinder Kaur Talwar, in Delhi, to facilitate women’s interactions with leaders of the bureaucracy and various government agencies on various issues and concerns of women, has become a pan-India initiative because of its immense popularity.
Commemorating the 10th edition of Face to Face this year, Indiawide FLO Chapters organised the event across 16 different locations. The grand finale of this season was held at the FLO HQ, New Delhi, with Patnaik as chief guest, Satish Golcha, Special CP, Crime, IPS; Mandeep Singh Randhawa, DCP Central Delhi, IPS , and PRO, Delhi Police; and Nupur Prasad, DCP (North Delhi), IPS, present at the session.
For the past 10 years, FLO has had the special privilege of bringing the seniormost administrators of the government to the programme. In the earlier seasons of the Face to Face programme, FLO had various panels, comprising the chief secretary; police commissioner/s, Delhi; police chiefs, NCR; joint police commissioner (Traffic); secretary (North), MCD; sales tax commissioner; transport commissioner; industries commissioner; vigilance commissioner; chairman, NDMC; and municipal commissioners of all Delhi zones to mention a few.
‘Most effective platform’
‘It’s not the prerogative and accountability of only the law-enforcement bodies for the upholding law and order, but civil society, too, has a great responsibility in maintaining law and order. With this objective, I’d initiated Face to Face 10 years ago. Today, it has emerged as the most effective platform for collaborative communication between the policy-makers and civil society and to come out with effective redress solutions’
—Harjinder Kaur Talwar, president, FLO