On this October 2nd, Gandhi Jayanti, we are glad to feature our advisor, Inspector General Of Police, Uttar Pradesh- Navniet Sekera Sir.

With 22 meritorious years in the Indian Police Force, Sekera Sir is an alumni of IIT Roorkee, went to do MBA from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad & has always been in news for his innovative application of technology for various aspects of policing. He also accepted the Digital excellence award for citizen service in 2017.

One of his most celebrated contributions is his leadership of 1090 Women Power helpline in Uttar Pradesh. Until recently, NS led this case study of a helpline that has handled more than 1.4 crore calls from across 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh during his leadership. Leading a service for a state that is as big as being world’s 5th largest country, if it was to be one, must not have been an easy task.

We also want to thank him for outstanding support in the AAH workshops in Lucknow. That kind of support from authorities goes on to show intent of police in working together with independent initiative & experts. This is critical for bringing about any social change.

In this episode he speaks about the responsibility attached to the police uniform & how to build trust in general population.

Please do listen & be inspired.


‘Akancha Against Harassment’ is India’s largest social impact initiative against cyber harassment. It was founded by Miss Akancha Srivastava in February 2017. Its a not for profit Section 8 organisation.

Our Honorary advisory board members have illustrious company of: Vijay Shekhar Sharma (Founder- Paytm), IG Navniet Sekera (Uttar Pradesh), IG Roopa Moudgil (Karnataka) & IG Krishna Prakash (Maharashtra), Ritesh Malik (Founder- Innov8), Princess Diya (MP- Rajsamand). We are glad to have their support for this important cause.

The initiative aims at Education, Empowerment & Bridging of general population with the authorities.

To create educational awareness about cyber safety, the Foundation conducts workshops across the country in schools, colleges, tech universities, IITs, IIMs, teachers trainings, parents and more. Objective of these workshops is to educate mindful use of technology. Its a preemptive measure of making sure the probabilities of crime are reduced. It is also an effort to inspire everyone to give back to the country with their own skills. The initiative has appointed its ambassadors & champions across the country to take forward this education at schools, colleges.

If you want to invite us to your school, college, community or if you would like to work with us, please send us an email at : HelloAkancha@gmail.com

The initiative has a panel of lawyers, legal experts & members of other NGOs that empower with law & processes. One of the big gaps in India is that often we are not aware of our rights. We aim to help with information that can empower you in any situation of cyber safety.

Bridging is the most unique attribute of the initiative. We have a host of senior police officers from across the country supporting us in content & awareness drive. We are also honoured to have IG Navniet Sekera (Uttar Pradesh), IG Roopa Moudgil (Karnataka) & IG Krishna Prakash (Maharashtra) on our advisory board. This unique strength helps us address any victim complaints that come to us as well as inform people about various measures of law enforcement across the country.

We run India’s only multilingual AI chat helpline for cyber safety. This helpline is currently available in Hindi & English on our website. It can be accessed from any internet enabled device. You can chat here anonymously, fearlessly. We do not track ISPs unless you trigger an SOS to Akancha in any crisis situation. Please note that all SOS emails go ONLY to Akancha. They are not accessed by any other team member.

We encourage you to please watch our videos, go to our website, arm yourself with knowledge. Stay Aware, Stay Safe.

Website: www.AkanchaAgainstHarassment.com

Email: HelloAkancha@gmail.com

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