WESS NGO Commemorates ‘Nirbhaya Day’ on December 16

In Attendance:
Chief Guest – Kalpana Janga, ASI, Gurugram Police.
Eminent Guests –  Arpana, Kalpana, Puja Sharma, Ranjana Singh, Bhartee, Chakradhari Rowe, Siddhant Kumar, Anuradha, Jaya, Avtar Singh, Ankit Prashar, Puja Uttam & Veena Gupta (Founder, WESS NGO).


Nirbhaya Day, also known as the Delhi gang-rape incident, refers to the brutal gang rape and murder of a young woman on 16 December 2012, in Delhi, India. The victim, a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern, was assaulted by six men in a moving bus. The incident sparked widespread outrage and led to significant changes in India’s legal and social landscape regarding sexual violence.

Commemorating Nirbhaya Day is a way to remember the victim and draw attention to the issue of violence against women. As every year, this year also, WESS (Women Empowerment, Safety & Security Foundation) NGO once again organized ‘Nirbhaya Day’ on 16 December 2023, to observe the 11th year of the tragic incident of tragedy and pay tribute the brave departed soul ‘Nirnhaya.’

The ceremony commenced with lighting the lamp and candles, paying tribute to Nirbhaya, and to many other similar women who have fell victim to such incidents. The founders and members of WESS NGO, as always, pledged that they would continue to strive towards women’s safety and empowerment and hoped that the day would never come again.

In addition to WESS, many other NGOs were invited, who participated and discussed it and assured their full cooperation to the cause.

Like last year, this year also WESS NGO staged a very touching and beautiful play ‘Vyatha’ directed by Rajeev Kohli which was presented by Rishita and other supporting artists. The special attraction of this function was the theme of the play which was based on the incidents of  women ‘acid attack.’ The piece of play portrayed the physical and psychological pain, which the victims undergo along with this gruesome act of acid attack, in so very realistic manner that it made all the invitees emotional, as well as inspired.

Further, Veena Gupta, Founder of WESS NGO, who is a big name in women empowerment and security in India and abroad, took forward the much talked about group discussion named ‘She Talks,’ whose theme was ‘Meri Himmat – Meri Shakti.’ Many distinguished speakers presented their insights and made their points of view at the Talk. Those knowledgeable insights helped in enhancing everyone’s knowledge by discussing the topics of women’s safety, empowerment, cyber-crime, law and jurisdiction.


The Chief Guest of the function was Mrs. Kalpana Jangra, Assistant Sub Inspector of Gurugram Police Station who shared her real experiences with the participants.

Later, a technical session on women safety, self-defence training and several interactive competitions also attracted everyone’s attention and put focus on this relevant topic.

As usual, many dignitaries including academicians, lawyers, social workers, senior officials of multinational companies, school and college principals participated in the function and like previous years, the function was free for all & held at the office of WESS NGO in Sector 57, Gurgaon.

Remembering Nirbhaya Day is not just about reflecting on a tragic incident but also about taking collective action to create a society where such incidents are prevented, survivors are supported, and justice is swift and effective.



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