In India, working women are struggling to juggle between their motherly responsibilities and professional duties. One of the reason is the lack of maternal support provided by the employers.
Recently, an incident happened that made people realize why every working mother in India is equivalent to Superwoman. She is dedicated to her job as well as taking good care of her baby.
This photo of a mother of six-month-old, who is constable at a Police Station in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh surfaced in the media. She is seeing handling her job and her baby single-handedly with full dedication.
Archana was showered with great appreciation by the police department for not only working hard but also being a responsible mother as she brings her daughter to work because there is no one at the home to take care of the baby.
Meet ‘MotherCop’ Archana posted at kotwali jhansi for whom the duties of motherhood & the department go side by side ! She deserves a Salute !! pic.twitter.com/oWioMNAJub
But there were many who raised concerns about the condition of working mothers and suggested the department to build facilities to support them.
Sir this suggests d much required #PoliceReforms & thr is nothing great about this picture. The kid should be in a crèche rather on a table. Hope Govt provide basic amenities to Police & pays them well so they need not to harass common men & r not dressed criminals #No2Corruption
There should be a hall or a room for kids who r infants in every police stations. This type of work will give the message that there is a change taking place in the society. Great job. pic.twitter.com/OWmMf1vmJI
Great !! QUESTION remains : What can the goverment do for her as a principal employer ? Stations can have better infrastructure & also day care facilities can be provided in select places. You will see better productivity. Good luck.
And, finally the power of Social Media made the system hear and take appropriate steps:
The quintessential 21st century woman, an ace at any responsibility she is trusted with! Had a conversation with Archana this morning & ordered her transfer to Agra, closer home! The lil one brightening Jhansi Pstn, has inspired us to explore crèche options at every Police line pic.twitter.com/hx8b54Bcb5