Rachna Rajendra Chaurasia, a specialist in martial art Taekwondo and a young scientist Shyam Chaurasia, has prepared a woman-safety ‘hand grenade’ in Varanasi, which is the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
It aims to ensure the welfare of women in any event of an emergency. As soon as the system is switched on, details will be transmitted to the emergency number.
Rachna said women’s safety hand grenade has been very helpful for women’s security.
“The grenade has a SIM card which can secure five to seven numbers. It will contain emergency numbers in addition to the contact numbers of the family members. It has an on-off trigger which can be pressed and thrown. Upon doing so these numbers will trace the location by which they will be able to protect the woman by reaching the location. It is built on complete wireless technology. Due to its small size, it can be kept in a purse or in the pocket. A distance sensor has been used in this and if there are incidents like snatching of a purse or mobile of women, then it will start working in active mode. This will work even if the distance breaks,” says Rachna.
She said that by clicking the button the sound of the fire would be heard.
“The loud sound can be heard up to a kilometer away. The firing sound catches everyone’s attention and people can easily reach the woman or young girl in distress. Using this unique grenade, the location of the incident reaches the number 112 of the police which will be live-streamed by them as well as to the registered members of the family,” says Rachna.
“This grenade costs a meager Rs 650 and weighs nearly 50 grams. It works for nearly a week on an hour-long charging. It is a complete ‘Make in India’ product. No foreign material has been used to make it. A letter has been written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the same.” Shyam Chaurasia, who is the leader of the Research and Development Unit of the Ashoka Institute