Uttar Pradesh government has launched a 6-month long women empowerment campaign ‘Mission Shakti’ to raise awareness and tackle crime against women in the state. The campaign was kicked off by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath from Devi Paatan Shakti Peeth (देवीपाटन शक्ति पीठ) in Balrampur yesterday. Speaking on this occasion, Mr Yogi said that the government is committed to the security of women. The campaign was initiated by various ministers, public representatives and senior officials in all 75 districts across the state.
Governor Anandiben Patel launched the campaign at Raj Bhawan Lucknow by flagging off 100 Pink Scooty and 10 four wheeler women police vehicles under Safe City Project. The campaign started on the first day of Shardiya Navratri yesterday and will be continued till Basantik Navratri next year.
Under Mission Shakti, different awareness and training programs will be conducted regarding various schemes for the protection, respect and self-reliance of women and girls. Women nodal officers have been appointed by government in all the districts for the execution and monitoring of the campaign. One of the nodal officers at Mau district Garima Yadav confidently enthused the campaign will definitely instill the feeling of security and respect in women . All efforts will be made that women are not afraid of coming out of their homes. Various competitive and cultural programmes on women empowerment awareness will also be connected during the campaign.